Show ContentsValderas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Spanish surname Valderas is of local origin, derived from a place name where the original bearer resided or held land. In ancient times, before a formal system of hereditary family surnames had evolved, it was common practice to name a person according to their place of origin. Thus, the surname Valderas thus means "one who hailed from Valderas."

Early Origins of the Valderas family

The surname Valderas was first found in the Castilian province of Leon, in the northwestern mountains of the region.

Early History of the Valderas family

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Valderas Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Valderrama, Valderas, Valdera, Balderrama and others.

Early Notables of the Valderas family

Prominent among bearers of the Valderas family name at this time was

  • the Marquis of Valderas, an official in the Ministry of Justice and secretary to Queen Isabel II during the nineteenth century

United States Valderas migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Valderas Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Bartolome Valderas who settled in New Spain in 1566
  • Gabriel De Valderas who arrived in Peru in 1592 with his wife, Isabel Alvarez Valderas, and his son
Valderas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Diego De Valderas, who arrived in Spanish Main in 1834 1
  • Nicolas De Valderas, who arrived in Peru in 1879 1
  • Gabriel De Valderas, who landed in Peru in 1892 1

Contemporary Notables of the name Valderas (post 1700) +

  • Melisa Valderas, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 2004 2

  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. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from on Facebook