The name Valie was brought to England
by the Normans
when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Valie family lived in Northumberland
. Their name, however, is a reference to La Val,
in the lower Marne valley of Normandy
, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
in 1066. Checking further we found the name was derived from the Old French word val,
Early Origins of the Valie family
The surname Valie was first found in Northumberland
where they were granted land by William the Conqueror. The family originally Delaval took their name from the Castle of La Val in the lower Marne valley in Normandy.
Early History of the Valie family
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Valie Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Valie are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Valie include Vale, Vail, Veil and others.
Early Notables of the Valie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Valie family to Ireland
Some of the Valie family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 63 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Valie family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England
at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia
in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Valie, or a variant listed above: Nicholas Veal was a Cooper of St. John's Newfoundland in 1776; David Vale from Waterford
was married in St. John's Newfoundland in 1808; John and Margaret Vale arrived in New York state in 1811.
The Valie 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: In te domine speravi
Motto Translation: In thee, O Lord, I have placed my hope.