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Valais History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the Valais family


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.

Early History of the Valais family


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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.

Early Notables of the Valais family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Valais family to the New World and Oceana


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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