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The surname Valentino 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 Gothi c. 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.

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


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Valentino research. Another 365 words (26 lines of text) covering the year 1820 is included under the topic Early Valentino History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


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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..


  • Johnnie Valentino (b. 1957), American composer /guitarist and sound designer
  • Patrick Valentino (b. 1982), American composer, conductor and musician
  • Rob Valentino (b. 1985), American soccer player
  • Sal Valentino (b. 1942), American rock musician, singer and songwriter
  • Jim Valentino, American writer, penciler, editor and publisher of comic books
  • Linda Rae Valentino, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972
  • Linda Valentino, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 2008
  • Joseph D. Valentino, American Democrat politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 7th District; Elected 2001
  • E. A. Valentino, American politician, Mayor of El Cerrito, California, 1955
  • Val Valentino (b. 1956), American magician, illusionist, and actor, uses the stage name the Masked Magician
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Valentino Historic Events

Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • Barry Joseph Valentino (1960-1988), American Exhibit Designer from San Francisco, California, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died

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    Other References

    1. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
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    The Valentino Family Crest was acquired from the archives. The Valentino 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.

    This page was last modified on 15 February 2016 at 04:48.

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