Early Origins of the Valient family
The surname Valient was first found in Yorkshire
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 year 1185 when Hugo le Vaillant held lands.
Early History of the Valient family
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Valient Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Valient are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. 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. The variations of the name Valient include: Valiant, Valient and others.
Early Notables of the Valient family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Valient family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Valient or a variant listed above:
Valient Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Valient, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1825
- P. Valient went to San Francisco in 1852 during the gold rush
- Plactio Valient, who settled in Iowa in 1880
Contemporary Notables of the name Valient (post 1700)
- William E. Valient, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1916 CITATION[CLOSE]
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