Valente History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Valente family
The surname Valente was first found in Castile, and important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Valente family
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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.
Early Notables of the Valente family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family were Alonzo Valiente (1482-1564), Spanish conqueror, cousin and secretary of Hernan Cortés and secretary, one of the first governors of Mexico City; Juan Valiente (ca. 1505-1533), a Spanish black conquistador who participated in the expeditions of Pedro de Almagro in present-day Guatemala and Chile; Fernando de Valenzuela (1630-1692), 1st Marquis of Villasierra, Grandee of Spain, a Spanish royal favourite...
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In the United States, the name Valente is the 6,997th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name.  However, in France, the name Valente is ranked the 2,745th most popular surname with an estimated 2,000 - 2,500 people with that name. 
| Valente migration to the United States ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Valente Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Anna Valente, who settled in 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 
|Contemporary Notables of the name Valente (post 1700) ||+|
- 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
- Mary Valente, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1952 
- Louis A. Valente, American Democratic Party 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 Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1944; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1956-58 
- Constance L. Valente, American Democratic Party 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 
- Vincenzo Valente (1855-1921), Italian composer
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|Historic Events for the Valente family ||+|
- Mr. Richard Dominic Valente, American Gunner's Mate Third Class from California, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking 
- "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/last-names/
- 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)
- The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html