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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.

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Valera Spelling Variations


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Valera Spelling Variations



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

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Valera Early History


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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.

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Valera Early Notables (pre 1700)


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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.

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The Great Migration


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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 sailed to America in 1517
  • Antonio Valera sailed to America in 1519
  • Antonio Valera, who arrived in North America in 1519
  • Luis Valera 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
  • Antonio Valera, who landed in America in 1819
  • Luis Valera, who landed in Peru in 1834
  • L Valera, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Francisco Valera, who arrived in America in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Valera (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Valera (post 1700)



  • Sheri Valera, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 2004
  • 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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. 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.
    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. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. 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.

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