Origins Available: Dutch
Early Origins of the Valence family
The surname Valence was first found in Kent
, where they arrived soon after the Norman Conquest
, and were descended from Roger Vallance. The surname traces back to "a place on the confines of Poitou, in France, [which] gave name to William de Valance, who was son of Hugh le Brun, Earl of March, and Isabel, widow of King John. He came to England
in 1247, by invitation of his uterine brother, King Henry III., and was father of the renowned Aylmer de Valance, temp.
Edward I." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Valence family
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Valence Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Vallance, Vallancey, Valance, Valancey, Valens, Valomes, Valeignes, Vallant and many more.
Early Notables of the Valence family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Valence family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Valence Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Valence, who settled in Virginia in 1653
- William Valence, who landed in Virginia in 1653 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Valence Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Thomas Valence, who settled in America in 1756
- Thomas Valence, who arrived in America in 1756