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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.

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Valenzuela Spelling Variations


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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.

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Valenzuela Early History


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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.

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Valenzuela Early Notables (pre 1700)


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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.

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The Great Migration


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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, who 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Diego De Valenzuela, who arrived in America in 1817 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Juan De Valenzuela, who arrived in Venezuela in 1834 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Jose Valenzuela, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Pedro Hernandez De Valenzuela, who landed in Chile in 1876 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Valenzuela (post 1700)


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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
  • Rafael L Valenzuela, American business executive
  • ... (Another 13 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



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
  3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
  11. ...

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