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Noble surnames, such as Valdivia, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Valdivia, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Valdivia family originally lived in Valdivielso. This place-name is derived from the Asturian word val-di-vieso, which means old man's-valley.

Valdivia Early Origins



The surname Valdivia was first found in Leon, a region of northwestern Spain.

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Valdivia Spelling Variations


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Valdivia Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Valdivia, de Valdivia, Valdivieso, de Valdivieso, Valdivielso, de Valdivielso, Valdevieso and many more.

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Valdivia Early History


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Valdivia Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Valdivia research. Another 361 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1242 and 1544 are included under the topic Early Valdivia History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Valdivia Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Valdivia Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable bearers of the family name Valdivia were Spanish priest Antonio Valdivieso, named Bishop of Nicaragua in 1544, a defender of Indian rights; nineteenth century Ecuadoran philanthropist Bernardo...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Valdivia 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:

Valdivia Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Pedro de Valdivia, a soldier who had already served the Spanish Crown with distinction in Flanders and Italy. He voyaged to America in the 1530s, journeying to Venezuela and then to Peru. Pizarro selected him to lead an expedition to Chile in 1540. Four years later he founded the capital city of Santiago. The city of Valdivia in Chile was named for him
  • Melchor de Valdivia sailed to Guatemala in 1538
  • Aranda Valdivia sailed to Chile in 1579
  • Ana de Valdivia sailed to Peru in 1592

Valdivia Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Aranda Valdivia, who landed in Chile in 1879
  • Pedro Aranda De Valdivia, who arrived in Chile in 1879
  • Ana De Valdivia, who arrived in Peru in 1892
  • Rogue Valdivia, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Valdivia Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Aniceto Valdivia, aged 50, who emigrated to America from Havana, Cuba, in 1909
  • Ercilia Valdivia, aged 48, who landed in America, in 1913
  • Anicela Valdivia, aged 50, who landed in America from Havana, Cuba, in 1913
  • Honorio E. Valdivia, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1913
  • Horacio Valdivia, aged 36, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Valdivia (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Valdivia (post 1700)



  • Julia Valdivia, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1996; Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 2000; Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 2000
  • Jose Valdivia Jr. (b. 1974), Peruvian jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing
  • Javier Valdivia (b. 1941), former Mexican footballer
  • Julio César Valdivia (b. 1982), Mexican footballer
  • Pierrick Valdivia (b. 1988), French footballer
  • Jorge Valdivia (b. 1983), Chilean football player

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Valdivia Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Valdivia 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.

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