× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016


Noble surnames, such as Valenzuela, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Valenzuela, 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 Valenzuela 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.

Valenzuela Early Origins



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

Close

Valenzuela Spelling Variations


Expand

Valenzuela Spelling Variations



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

Close

Valenzuela Early History


Expand

Valenzuela Early History



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

Close

Valenzuela Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Valenzuela 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 Valenzuela Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Valenzuela Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Andrés de Valenzuela, who sailed to America in 1511
  • Diego de Valenzuela, went to America in 1517
  • Juan de Valenzuela, went to Venezuela in 1534
  • Diego de Valenzuela, landed in New Granada in 1555
  • Pedro de Valenzuela, went to Chile in 1576
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Valenzuela Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andres De Valenzuela, who arrived in America in 1811
  • Diego De Valenzuela, who arrived in America in 1817
  • Juan De Valenzuela, who arrived in Venezuela in 1834
  • Jose Valenzuela, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860
  • Pedro Hernandez De Valenzuela, who landed in Chile in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Valenzuela Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jesus Valenzuela, who landed in Texas in 1913

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Valenzuela (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Valenzuela (post 1700)



  • Ricardo Andres Valenzuela (b. 1964), United States former soccer referee
  • Jesse Valenzuela (b. 1962), American rock singer and musician
  • Ismael "Milo" Valenzuela (1934-2009), American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey, inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 2008 with 2,545 career wins
  • Eric Valenzuela (b. 1978), American college baseball coach
  • Cristina Valenzuela, known by her stage name Cristina Vee, an American actress and singer
  • Arturo A. Valenzuela (b. 1944), Chilean-born, American academic, United States Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs (2009-2011)
  • Alfred A. Valenzuela, American retired United States Army major general, former Commander of United States Army South (USARSO) at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico
  • Ricardo Valenzuela (1941-1959), birth name of Richie Valens, the American singer, best known for his recording of "La Bamba," he died with Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper Richardson in a plane crash, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001
  • Patrick "Pat" Valenzuela (b. 1962), American thoroughbred horse racing jockey, currently with over 4,000 career wins, nephew of Ismael Valenzuela
  • Anthony R. Valenzuela, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska, 1996
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Valenzuela Family Crest Products


Expand

Valenzuela Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Valenzuela Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Valenzuela 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 8 August 2016 at 09:01.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest