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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.

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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.


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Valencia Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Valencia Early Notables (pre 1700)



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.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Valencia Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • 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
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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
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Valencia Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • J. Valencia, who came to Arizona in 1918
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  • 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
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    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    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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