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 Valeri family
The surname Valeri 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 Valeri family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Valeri research.Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1596, 1658, 1656, 1630, 1700, 1694, 1531, 1605, 1542, 1596, 1552 and 1618 are included under the topic Early Valeri History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Valeri Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Valeri, Valerio, Valleri, Valer, Valier, Valerini, Valeriani and many more.
Early Notables of the Valeri 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 Valeri Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Valeri family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Antonio Valera, who arrived in North America in 1519 and Francisco Valera, who immigrated in 1565.
Contemporary Notables of the name Valeri (post 1700)
- Franca Valeri (b. 1920), born Alma Franca Maria Norsa, an Italian actress
- Paolo Valeri (b. 1978), Italian football referee, appointed by FIFA as an international referee from 1 January 2011
- Diego Valeri (1887-1976), Italian poet and literary critic
- Carl Valeri (b. 1984), Australian footballer, captain of Melbourne Victory, member of the Australian National Team since 2000
- Tony Valeri PC (b. 1957), former Canadian politician, Canadian Government House Leader in Paul Martin's government from 2004 until 2006
- Diego Hernán Valeri (b. 1986), Argentine footballer