Early Origins of the Valent family
The surname Valent was first found in Vicenza, anciently known as Vicetia, a town in Venetia, capital of the province of Vicenza. It was conquered by the Venetians in 1405. It has many beautiful palaces and churches, galleries and museums. The cathedral is Gothic. The original church SS.Felice e Fortunato was built in 975 but has been much altered. It is notable for its development painters, architects, sculptors and scholars. Natives were Trissino, Palladio, Pigafetta, Fogazzaro, Mantegna, Montagna, Speranza, Scamozzi and Buoncosiglio. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. The name is first mentioned in the year 1200 in Vicenza.
Early History of the Valent family
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Valent Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Valenti, Vajenti, Vaienti, Valent, Valente, Valentic, Valentich, Valentin, Valentineli, Valentuzzi and many more.
Early Notables of the Valent family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Valent family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anna Valente, who came to New York city in 1895; Gundenzio Valenti, who arrived in California in 1893; Abigall Valentia, who arrived in Jamaica 1744, as well as Joseph Valenti, who came to Seneca Falls, New York some time between 1884-1915..
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