This name is similar to the Latin name Valerius and probably originates from it; Valerius most likely comes from the Latin word "valere," meaning "to be healthy."
Early Origins of the Valer family
The surname Valer was first found in Emilia-Romagna
, though the spelling variation Valeri is more common in Venetia. In general, spelling variations
which end in "o" are more common in the south of Italy, whereas the more common variations which end in "i" appear mostly in the north.
Early History of the Valer family
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Valer Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Valeri, Valerio, Valleri, Valer, Valier, Valerini, Valeriani and many more.
Early Notables of the Valer family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Pietro Valeriani di Piperno, a powerful Cardinal in the church; Bertuccio Valiero (1596-1658), the 102nd Doge of Venice
, reigning from his election on June 15, 1656 until his death; Silvestro Valiero or Valier (1630-1700), the 109th Doge of Venice, reigning from his... Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Valer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Valer family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Valer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Obbe Valer, aged 23, who landed in New York, NY in 1848 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)