× 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 - 2017


The distinguished surname Valera comes from Spain, a country rich in culture and history. The original bearer of the name Valera, 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 Valera family originally lived in the town called Valera, which is in the province of Badajoz. There is also a municipality called Las Valeras, in the province of Cuenca, which is the site of the remains of a fortified Roman city. This place-name is derived from the Latin word Valeria, which was the name for the Roman colony in what is now Hungary, and which shares a common root with the Castilian verb valer. This in turn is derived from the Latin word "valere," which means "strong," "vigorous," or "potent."

Valera Early Origins



The surname Valera was first found in Aragon, in northeastern Spain.

Close

Valera Spelling Variations


Expand

Valera Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Valera, de Valera, Valero, de Valero, Valerón and many more.

Close

Valera Early History


Expand

Valera Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Valera research. Another 498 words (36 lines of text) covering the years 1137, 1148, 1170, 1229, 1238, 1242, 1282, and 1469 are included under the topic Early Valera History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Valera Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Valera Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were Diego de Valera, majordomo to Queen Isabella and chronicler of King Ferdinand; fifteenth century naval officer Carlos de Valera; sixteenth century writer Cipriano Valera; nineteenth century...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Valera 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:

Valera Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Leonor de Valera, who sailed to America in 1517
  • Antonio Valera, who sailed to America in 1519
  • Antonio Valera, who arrived in North America in 1519
  • Luis Valera, who sailed to Peru in 1534
  • Francisco Valera, who immigrated in 1565
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Valera Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Leonor De Valera, 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)
  • Antonio Valera, who landed in America in 1819 [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)
  • Luis Valera, who landed in Peru 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)
  • L Valera, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [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)
  • Francisco Valera, who arrived in America in 1865 [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.)

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Valera (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Valera (post 1700)



  • Sheri Valera, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 2004 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Alvaro Valera Muñoz-Vargas (b. 1986), Spanish two-time silver and bronze medalist table tennis athlete from Seville
  • Juan Valera y Alcalá-Galiano (1824-1905), Spanish realist author, diplomat, and politician
  • Juan Valera Espín (b. 1984), Spanish professional footballer
  • Don Juan Valera (1824-1905), Spanish novelist
  • Reynaldo Valera Guardiano (b. 1954), Philippine singer, songwriter, music director, film scorer and television host
  • Julio Enrique Valera Torres (b. 1968), Puerto Rican former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Juan Carlos Pulido Valera (b. 1971), Venezuelan Major League Baseball player

Close

Valera Family Crest Products


Expand

Valera Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
  3. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
  4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
  8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  9. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
  10. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
  11. ...

The Valera Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Valera 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 1 August 2017 at 19:12.

Sign Up

  


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