Valette History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Valette family

The surname Valette 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 Valette family

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Valette Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Valette have been found, including Vallet, Valet, Valett, Vallett and others.

Early Notables of the Valette family (pre 1700)

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Valette Ranking

In France, the name Valette is the 364th most popular surname with an estimated 11,329 people with that name. [1]


Canada Valette migration to Canada +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Valette, or a variant listed above:

Valette Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Bruin Valette, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • David Valette, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Louise Valette, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Pierre Valette, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757

Contemporary Notables of the name Valette (post 1700) +

  • Antoine Joseph Marie de Valette, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]


  1. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) Antoine Valette. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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