Noble surnames, such as Valenciana, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Valenciana, 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 Valenciana 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.
Early Origins of the Valenciana family
The surname Valenciana was first found in Castile
, in north central Spain.
Early History of the Valenciana family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Valenciana research.Another 371 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1195 and 1789 are included under the topic Early Valenciana History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Valenciana Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Valenciana family (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 Valenciana Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Valenciana family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants 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.