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The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Valdez. 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.

Valdez Early Origins



The surname Valdez was first found in Asturias, birthplace of the Christian Reconquest of Spain.

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Valdez Spelling Variations


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Valdez Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Valdés, Valdes, Valdez and others.

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Valdez Early History


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Valdez Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Valdez research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1315, 1478, 1557, 1509, 1541, 1490, 1532, 1622 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Valdez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Valdez Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Valdez Early Notables (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 Valdez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Valdez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • José Valdez, 40, who arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1823
  • Jose Valdez, aged 40, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1823
  • Joseph Valdez, aged 45, landed in New Orleans, La in 1825
  • Rubo Valdez, aged 20, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1825
  • Joatano Valdez, aged 52, landed in New Orleans, La in 1825
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Valdez Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Matividad Valdez, who landed in Texas in 1911

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Contemporary Notables of the name Valdez (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Valdez (post 1700)



  • Vickie Valdez, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1996
  • Ruben A. Valdez (b. 1937), American politician, Member of Colorado State House of Representatives, 1971-78; Speaker of the Colorado State House of Representatives, 1975-76
  • Marc Valdez (b. 1956), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Governor of California, 2003
  • Manuel Valdez, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Texas 33rd District, 2012
  • Louis Valdez, American politician, Mayor of Nogales, Arizona, 1995-96
  • Liz L. Valdez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000, 2004
  • Joyce R. Valdez, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972
  • Josie Valdez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 2008
  • Josh Ramon Valdez (b. 1967), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2004
  • Jim Valdez, American Republican politician, Candidate for Texas State Senate 26th District, 2004
  • ... (Another 21 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    9. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    10. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    11. ...

    The Valdez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Valdez Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 27 November 2016 at 18:27.

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