Valdes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Valdes. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is ez. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. Some names are derived from the saints of the Christian Church, but many Spanish surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. The Visigoths, who ruled Spain between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries had a profound impact on the development of surnames.
Early Origins of the Valdes family
The surname Valdes was first found in Asturias, birthplace of the Christian Reconquest of Spain.
Early History of the Valdes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Valdes research. Another 84 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1315, 1478, 1557, 1509, 1541, 1490, 1532, 1622 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Valdes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Valdes Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Valdés, Valdes, Valdez and others.
Early Notables of the Valdes family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés (1478-1557), a Spanish historian and writer, commonly known as "Oviedo"; Juan de Valdés (c. 1509-1541), Spanish writer and secretary to King Charles...
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Valdes migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Valdes Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
- Juan and Jorge de Valdés, who arrived in America in 1512
- Pedro Valdés, who arrived in New Spain in 1536
- Bartolomé Valdés, who arrived in New Spain in 1537 with 4 sons and 3 daughters
- Salvador de Valdés, 17, who arrived with his uncle in the Dominican Republic in 1563
- Martín de Valdés, who arrived in Peru in 1579
Valdes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Josefa Valdes, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1802 
- Juan Manuel Valdes, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1811 
- Juan Manuel Valdés, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1811
- Juan De Valdes, who landed in America in 1812 
- Jorge De Valdes, who landed in America in 1812 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Valdes (post 1700) +
- Rosa M. Valdés, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1948 
- Ray Valdes, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 2004 
- Julio Herpers Valdés (b. 1895), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1944 
- Jose E. Valdes, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996, 2000 
- Carlos L. Valdés (b. 1951), American Republican politician, Member of Florida State House of Representatives 111th District, 1989- 
- Armando P. Valdes Jr., American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Tampa, Florida, 1971, 1983 
- Alfonso Valdes, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1920, 1924 (alternate), 1932 (alternate) 
- Víctor Valdés i Arribas (b. 1982), Spanish football goalkeeper
- Armando Palacio Valdés (1853-1938), Spanish novelist and critic
- Juan Meléndez Valdes (1754-1817), Spanish poet
- ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html