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Noble surnames, such as Valente, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Valente, 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 Valente family originally lived in the place named Valenzuela. This place named is derived from the place-name Valencia, and it means little Valencia. The city of Valencia is situated on the Guadalaviar (now Turia) river. The city was first named Valencia de Campos by the king of Leon in 1150.

Valente Early Origins



The surname Valente was first found in Castile, and important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

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Valente Spelling Variations


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Valente Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Valenzuela, de Valenzuela, Valensuela, de Valensuela, Valenz, Valens, Valente, Valiente, Valentín, Valentin and many more.

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Valente Early History


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Valente Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Valente research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1360, 1630, 1692 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Valente History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Valente Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Valente Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were Fernando de Valenzuela, 1st Marquis of Villasierra, Grandee of Spain, (1630-1692), a Spanish royal favourite and minister; seventeenth century Spanish ecclesiastic Juan Bautista Valenzuela Velázquez; seventeenth century Spanish statesman Fernando Valenzuela y Enciso; Juan de Valenzuela...

Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Valente Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Valente Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Valente, who came to New York city in 1895

Valente Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Gabriel Valente, who landed in Alabama in 1918
  • Joseph Valente, who arrived in Alabama in 1918

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Contemporary Notables of the name Valente (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Valente (post 1700)



  • Mary Valente, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1952
  • Louis A. Valente, American Democrat politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1926-53; Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 12th District, 1938; Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1956
  • Francis L. Valente, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1944; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1956-58
  • Constance L. Valente, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1996, 2000 (alternate)
  • Amadeus Valente, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hudson County, 1908-09
  • Private Michael Valente (1895-1976), United States Army soldier awarded the Medal of Honor
  • Gary Valente (b. 1953), notable American jazz trombone player
  • Catherynne M. Valente (b. 1979), American poet, novelist, and literary critic
  • Benita Valente (b. 1934), American soprano
  • Vincenzo Valente (1855-1921), Italian composer
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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    The Valente Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Valente 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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