Valentí History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Valentí family

The surname Valentí was first found in Vicenza, anciently known as Vicetia, a town in Venetia, capital of the province of Vicenza. It was conquered by the Venetians in 1405. It has many beautiful palaces and churches, galleries and museums. The cathedral is Gothic. The original church SS.Felice e Fortunato was built in 975 but has been much altered. It is notable for its development painters, architects, sculptors and scholars. Natives were Trissino, Palladio, Pigafetta, Fogazzaro, Mantegna, Montagna, Speranza, Scamozzi and Buoncosiglio. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. The name is first mentioned in the year 1200 in Vicenza.

Important Dates for the Valentí family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Valentí research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1820 is included under the topic Early Valentí History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Valentí Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Valenti, Vajenti, Vaienti, Valent, Valente, Valentic, Valentich, Valentin, Valentineli, Valentuzzi and many more.

Early Notables of the Valentí family (pre 1700)

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Valentí migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Valentí Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Valenti, who settled in Seneca Falls, New York some time between 1884-1915
  • Gundenzio Valenti, who arrived in California in 1893
Valentí Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Agatino Valenti, aged 24, who settled in America from S. Giov., Italy, in 1906
  • Alfonso Valenti, aged 19, who immigrated to America from Caltanissetta, Sicily, in 1909
  • Adele Valenti, aged 7, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Alfonso Valenti, aged 16, who landed in America from Tramilico, Italy, in 1913
  • Alfredo Valenti, aged 17, who settled in America from Scoppitao Italy, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Valentí (post 1700)

  • Tom Valenti (b. 1959), American chef and restaurateur
  • Mike Valenti (b. 1980), American sports talk-show radio host
  • Joey Valenti (b. 1966), American professional soccer player
  • Jessica Valenti (b. 1978), American feminist blogger and writer
  • Jack Valenti (1921-2007), American film industry executive; president of the MPAA 1966–2004
  • Fernando Valenti (1926-1990), American harpsichordist
  • John A. Valenti, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 20th District, 1944; Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1948 [1]
  • James J. Valenti, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1960; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 3rd District, 1984 [1]
  • Guido D. Valenti (1911-1983), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Dickinson District, 1949-50 [1]
  • Ferdinand A. Valenti, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Wallingford; Elected 1940 [1]
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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