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The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Valdés. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is ez. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. Some names are derived from the saints of the Christian Church, but many Spanish surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. The Visigoths, who ruled Spain between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries had a profound impact on the development of surnames.

Valdés Early Origins



The surname Valdés was first found in Asturias, birthplace of the Christian Reconquest of Spain.

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Valdés Spelling Variations


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Valdés Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Valdés, Valdes, Valdez and others.

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Valdés Early History


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Valdés Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Valdés research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1315, 1478, 1557, 1509, 1541, 1490, 1532, 1622 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Valdés History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Valdés Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Valdés Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés (1478-1557), a Spanish historian and writer, commonly known as "Oviedo"; Juan de Valdés ( c. 1509-1541), Spanish writer and secretary to King Charles...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Valdés Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Valdés Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Juan and Jorge de Valdés, who arrived in America in 1512
  • Pedro Valdés, who arrived in New Spain in 1536
  • Bartolomé Valdés, who arrived in New Spain in 1537 with 4 sons and 3 daughters
  • Salvador de Valdés, 17, who arrived with his uncle in the Dominican Republic in 1563
  • Martín de Valdés, who arrived in Peru in 1579

Valdés Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Josefa Valdes, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1802
  • Juan Manuel Valdes, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1811
  • Juan Manuel Valdés, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1811
  • Juan De Valdes, who landed in America in 1812
  • Jorge De Valdes, who landed in America in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Valdés (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Valdés (post 1700)



  • Rosa M. Valdés, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1948
  • Ray Valdes, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 2004
  • Julio Herpers Valdés (b. 1895), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1944
  • Jose E. Valdes, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996, 2000
  • Carlos L. Valdés (b. 1951), American Republican politician, Member of Florida State House of Representatives 111th District, 1989-
  • Armando P. Valdes Jr., American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Tampa, Florida, 1971, 1983
  • Alfonso Valdes, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1920, 1924 (alternate), 1932 (alternate)
  • Víctor Valdés i Arribas (b. 1982), Spanish football goalkeeper
  • Armando Palacio Valdés (1853-1938), Spanish novelist and critic
  • Juan Meléndez Valdes (1754-1817), Spanish poet
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    3. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The Valdés Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Valdés Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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