Valdes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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...
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Valdes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Valdes Ranking

In the United States, the name Valdes is the 2,816th most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. [1]


United States 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 [2]
  • Juan Manuel Valdes, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1811 [2]
  • Juan Manuel Valdés, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1811
  • Jorge De Valdes, who landed in America in 1812 [2]
  • Juan De Valdes, who landed in America in 1812 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

West Indies Valdes migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [3]
Valdes Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
  • Francisca Valdes, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1836 [2]
  • Salvador De Valdes, aged 17, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1863 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Valdes (post 1700) +

  • Rosa M. Valdés, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1948 [4]
  • Ray Valdes, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 2004 [4]
  • Julio Herpers Valdés (b. 1895), American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1944 [4]
  • Jose E. Valdes, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996, 2000 [4]
  • Carlos L. Valdés (b. 1951), American Republican politician, Member of Florida State House of Representatives 111th District, 1989- [4]
  • Armando P. Valdes Jr., American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Tampa, Florida, 1971, 1983 [4]
  • Alfonso Valdes, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1920, 1924 (alternate), 1932 (alternate) [4]
  • 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.)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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