Valentín History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Valentín, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Valentín, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Valentín family originally lived in the place named Valenzuela. This place named is derived from the place-name Valencia, and it means little Valencia. The city of Valencia is situated on the Guadalaviar (now Turia) river. The city was first named Valencia de Campos by the king of Leon in 1150.

Early Origins of the Valentín family

The surname Valentín was first found in Castile, and important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

Important Dates for the Valentín family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Valentín research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1360, 1482, 1564, 1505, 1533, 1630, 1692 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Valentín History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Valentín Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Valenzuela, de Valenzuela, Valensuela, de Valensuela, Valenz, Valens, Valente, Valiente, Valentín, Valentin and many more.

Early Notables of the Valentín family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family were Alonzo Valiente (1482-1564), Spanish conqueror, cousin and secretary of Hernan Cortés and secretary, one of the first governors of Mexico City; Juan Valiente (ca. 1505-1533), a Spanish black conquistador who participated in the expeditions of Pedro de Almagro in present-day Guatemala and Chile; Fernando de Valenzuela (1630-1692), 1st Marquis of Villasierra, Grandee of Spain, a Spanish royal favourite...
Another 64 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Valentín Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Valentín migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Valentín Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Juan Valentín, went to New Spain in 1536
Valentín Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Claude Audin Valentin, aged 35, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [1]
  • Marie Louise Valentin, aged 23, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [1]
  • Johan Geo Valentin, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Conrad Valentin, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Henry Valentin, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Valentín Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Nicolas Valentin, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816 [1]
  • Jaime Valentin, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816 [1]
  • Juan Valentin, who arrived in New Spain in 1836 [1]
  • Katharina Valentin, who landed in America in 1836 [1]
  • August Valentin, who landed in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Valentín (post 1700)

  • Zarek Valentin (b. 1991), American soccer player
  • Dave Valentin (b. 1952), American jazz flutist
  • Julian Valentin (b. 1987), American soccer player
  • José Antonio Valentin (b. 1969), former Major League Baseball infielder
  • François Valentin, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]
  • Bobby Valentin (b. 1941), Puerto Rican musician and salsa bandleader
  • Karl Valentin (1882-1948), German Bavarian comedian, cabaret performer, clown, author and film producer
  • Ludvig Valentin Lorenz (1829-1891), Danish mathematician and physicist
  • Johann Valentin Andreä (1586-1654), German theologian
  • Valentin Fuster (b. 1943), Spanish-American cardiologist

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) François Valentin. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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