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Today's generation of the Vale family bears a name that was brought to England by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Vale family lived in Northumberland. Their name, however, is a reference to La Val, in the lower Marne valley of Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Checking further we found the name was derived from the Old French word val, meaning valley.

Vale Early Origins



The surname Vale was first found in Northumberland where they were granted land by William the Conqueror. The family originally Delaval took their name from the Castle of La Val in the lower Marne valley in Normandy.

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Vale Spelling Variations


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Vale Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Vale include Vale, Vail, Veil and others.

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Vale Early History


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Vale Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vale research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1190 and 1364 are included under the topic Early Vale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vale Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vale Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Vale Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vale In Ireland


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Vale In Ireland



Some of the Vale family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Vales to arrive on North American shores:

Vale Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jeremiah Vale, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1639
  • Jacob Fonceco Vale, who landed in America in 1679
  • Jacob Vale settled in Barbados with four servants in 1680
  • Mary Vale, who landed in Virginia in 1699

Vale Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Vale, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • John and Margaret Vale arrived in New York state in 1811
  • John Vale, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • Joseph Vale, who arrived in New York in 1837

Vale Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • W H Vale, who arrived in Arkansas in 1905

Vale Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • David Vale from County Waterford, Ireland was married in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1808 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Vale Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Vale, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  • Nicholas Vale arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bussorah Merchant" in 1848
  • H. Vale arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elizabeth" in 1849
  • Joseph Vale, aged 35, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Fatima"
  • Robert Vale, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Catherine"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Vale Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Vale arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vale (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vale (post 1700)



  • Sheridan Vale, American politician, Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1954
  • Ruby Ross Vale (1874-1961), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1912, 1916, 1948 (alternate)
  • Ray Vale Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 125th District, 1996
  • J. Q. A. Vale, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 11th District, 1869, 1871
  • J. G. Vale, American politician, Candidate for Governor of Iowa, 1873
  • Harvey M. Vale, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Dakota Territory, 1861
  • Elizabeth Vale, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2000
  • Eric Vale (b. 1974), stage name of Christopher Eric Johnson, American voice actor, ADR Director and ADR Script Writer
  • Jerry Vale (b. 1932), born Gennaro Luigi Vitaliano, an American singer
  • Bruno Miguel Esteves Vale (b. 1983), Portuguese footballer

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: In te domine speravi
Motto Translation: In thee, O Lord, I have placed my hope.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822

Other References

  1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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The Vale Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vale 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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