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Valete History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Valete family


The surname Valete was first found in Languedoc where this distinguished family held a family seat at Viesamp-Pern, and were members of the ruling aristocracy of that region. This main stem branched to Vivarais, Perigord, Quercy, Rouergue, and Auvergne, and would emerge as the Marquis de la Valette Chabrioul.

Early History of the Valete family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Valete research.
Another 74 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1494, 1568, 1592, 1661, 1583 and 1642 are included under the topic Early Valete History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Valete Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Veilette, Veilet, Veilett, Veillet, Veillett, Veillete, Valette, Valet, Vallet, Valatte, Vallete, La Veilette, La Veilet, La Veilett, La Veilett, Vallette, Vaslett, La Valette, La Vallet, La Vallette, La Vallet and many more.

Early Notables of the Valete family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family name at this time was Nicolas Vallet (c. 1583 - c. 1642) French-born, Dutch lutenist and composer. He was born at Corbeny, Aisne, but fled...
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Migration of the Valete family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Etienne Valet who settled in Louisiana in 1719; Joseph and Marguerite Vallet settled in Louisiana in 1719; Elie Vallette settled in Maryland in 1764.

The Valete Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Plus quam valor valetta valet
Motto Translation: Non aes, sed fides.


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