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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Valencia research. Another 66 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1195 and 1789 are included under the topic Early Valencia History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Prominent among members of the family were sixteenth century Spanish soldier Francisco Valencia; eighteenth century Colombian philanthropist Pedro Agustín Valencia; Francisco de Valencia y Aranda, created Count of Casa... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Valencia Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
^ 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)