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La Valette Early Origins



The surname La Valette was first found in Languedoc where this distinguished family held a family seat at Viesamp-Pern, and were members of the ruling aristocracy of that region. This main stem branched to Vivarais, Perigord, Quercy, Rouergue, and Auvergne, and would emerge as the Marquis de la Valette Chabrioul.

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La Valette Spelling Variations


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La Valette Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Veilette, Veilet, Veilett, Veillet, Veillett, Veillete, Valette, Valet, Vallet, Val atte, Vallete, La Veilette, La Veilet, La Veilett, La Veilett, Vallette, Vaslett, La Valette, La Vallet, La Vallette, La Vallet and many more.

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La Valette Early History


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La Valette Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our La Valette research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1494, 1568, 1592, 1661, 1583 and 1642 are included under the topic Early La Valette History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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La Valette Early Notables (pre 1700)


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La Valette Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name at this time was Nicolas Vallet ( c. 1583 - c. 1642) French-born, Dutch lutenist and composer. He was born at Corbeny, Aisne, but fled...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early La Valette 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 or some of its variants were: Etienne Valet who settled in Louisiana in 1719; Joseph and Marguerite Vallet settled in Louisiana in 1719; Elie Vallette settled in Maryland in 1764.

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Contemporary Notables of the name La Valette (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name La Valette (post 1700)



  • Antoine Marie Chamans Lavalette (1769-1830), French politician, Minister of Posts (1804-1815); the night before he was scheduled to be executed he changed places and clothes with his visiting wife, fled France to Britain and finally to Bavaria, his wife remained in prison until after his death
  • Jean-Pierre Marie Lavalette du Verdier, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Plus quam valor valetta valet
Motto Translation: Non aes, sed fides.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    11. ...

    The La Valette Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The La Valette 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.

    This page was last modified on 2 July 2016 at 18:46.

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