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Noble surnames, such as Valencia, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Valencia, 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 Valencia family originally lived in one of the city of Valenicia, which is situated on the Guadalebiar river. The city was first named Valencia
de Campos by the king of Leon in 1150.
The surname Valencia
was first found in Castile
, in north central Spain.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Valencia, de Valencia, Valenciano, Valenciana and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Valencia
research. Another 371 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1195 and 1789 are included under the topic Early Valencia
History in all our PDF Extended History products
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Valencia
Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
- Diego de Valencia, who sailed to America in 1513
- Pedro de Valencia de Alcántara sailed to America in 1513 with his brother Fernando
- Juan de Valencia sailed to America in 1517
- Gaspar de Valencia sailed to Florida in 1538
- Francisco de Valencia sailed to Hispaniola in 1588
Valencia Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Gabriel Valencia, who landed in America in 1812
- Pedro De Valencia, who arrived in America in 1813
- Juan De Valencia, who landed in America in 1817
- Diego De Valencia, who arrived in America in 1827
- Manuel Valencia, aged 40, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
Valencia Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- J. Valencia, who came to Arizona in 1918
- Tony Valencia, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 50th District, 1992
- Joe Valencia, American politician, Mayor of Lompoc, California, 1978-79
- Frances C. Valencia, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988
- Deanza Valencia, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 2000
- Daniel "Danny" Paul Valencia (b. 1984), American Major League Baseball third baseman
- Tórtola Valencia, Spanish ballerina
- José Adolfo Valencia Arrechea (b. 1991), Colombian footballer
- Adolfo José Valencia Mosquera (b. 1968), Colombian retired football striker
- Luis Antonio Valencia Mosquera (b. 1985), Ecuadorian footballer for Manchester United and the Ecuadorian national team
- Freddy Eusebio Rincón Valencia (b. 1966), Colombian footballer
- Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
- Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
- Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
- de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
- Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
- Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
- 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.
- Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
- Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
- Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
The Valencia Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Valencia 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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