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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Valeton research.Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Valeton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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.
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX6Q-P23 : 6 December 2014), Zeline Valeton, 13 Oct 1900; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, USA, ship name Saint Paul, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Aline Valeton, aged 66, destined for New York, arrived in New York in 1915 aboard the ship "Rochambeau" from Bordeaux, France CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ4W-KNT : 6 December 2014), Aline Valeton, 05 Oct 1915; citing departure port Bordeaux, arrival port New York, ship name Rochambeau, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).