Valenta History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Valenta family

The surname Valenta 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 Valenta family

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Valenta Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Valenti, Vajenti, Vaienti, Valent, Valente, Valentic, Valentich, Valentin, Valentineli, Valentuzzi and many more.

Early Notables of the Valenta family (pre 1700)

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United States Valenta migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Valenta Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Valenta, who arrived in America in 1873 [1]

  1. ^ 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) on Facebook
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