Valantine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Valantine has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived from the Latin name Valentinus, which is a derivative of the word valens, which means strong or healthy. This name, which was popularized by a Roman saint who was martyred during the 3rd century, was introduced into England at the end of the 12th century.
Early Origins of the Valantine family
The surname Valantine was first found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat anciently before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Valantine family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Valantine research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1424, 1593, 1664, 1652, 1627, 1628, 1628, 1629, 1628 and 1629 are included under the topic Early Valantine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Valantine Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Valantine include Valentine, Vallentine, Vallantine, Follington and others.
Early Notables of the Valantine family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Benjamin Valentine (d. 1652?), English parliamentarian, probably a native of Cheshire. "He was elected on 3 March 1627-1628 to represent the borough of St. Germans in the parliament of 1628-1629. He was in the House of Commons on 2 March 1628-1629. Valentine, with Denzil Holles, held the...
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Migration of the Valantine family to Ireland
Some of the Valantine family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Valantine family
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Mary Valentine settled in New England in 1750; with her husband Jacob; Margaret Valentine settled in west New Jersey in 1771 with her husband Thomas; Matthew Valentine settled in Philadelphia in 1880.
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