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Where did the Italian Valentino family come from? What is the Italian Valentino family crest and coat of arms? When did the Valentino family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Valentino family history?

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

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.


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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.

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More information is included under the topic Early Valentino Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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..

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Val Valentino (b. 1956), American magician, illusionist, and actor, uses the stage name the Masked Magician
  • Rudolph Valentino (1895-1926), Italian-American silent film actor, best known for his work in The Sheik and The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
  • Eligio Valentino (b. 1925), Italian sprint canoer
  • Domenico Valentino (b. 1984), boxer from Italy

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  1. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
  4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
  7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
  10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
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The Valentino Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com 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 18 December 2014 at 11:04.

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