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The name Valais has a long French heritage that first began in the northern region of Normandy. The name is derived from when the family lived at Valois, in Normandy. This place-name is extremely common in France and is derived from the Old French word valois, meaning valley.

Valais Early Origins



The surname Valais was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this distinguished family held a family seat at Murcay, and were members of the aristocracy of that region.

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Valais Spelling Variations


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Valais Spelling Variations



History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Valais, some of which include Valois, Vallois, Valloy, Valay, Vallay, Valais, Vallais, Vallouy, Valouy, Vallour, Valour, Valliot, Valiot, Vallos, Valos, Valloir, Valoir, Valluy, Valuy, Le Valois, Le Vallois, De Valois and many more.

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Valais Early History


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Valais Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Valais research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Valais History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Valais Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Valais Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Valais 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:

Valais Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jehan Valais, who landed in Montreal in 1653

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Valais Family Crest Products


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