The surname Valeton was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held lands.
Early History of the Valeton family
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Valeton Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Valeton has undergone many spelling variations, including Vallet, Valet, Valett, Vallett and others.
Early Notables of the Valeton family (pre 1700)
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To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Valeton were among those contributors:
Valeton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Zeline Valeton, aged 26, originally from Paris, arrived in New York City, New York, USA in 1900 aboard the ship "Saint Paul" from Cherbourg, France 
Aline Valeton, aged 66, destined for New York, arrived in New York in 1915 aboard the ship "Rochambeau" from Bordeaux, France