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The prestigious surname Valier comes from the majestic region of Dauphiné, in France. Valier is a topographic surname, a form of hereditary surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.

Valier Early Origins



The surname Valier was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where they held a family seat and were important members of the aristocracy of that region.

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Valier Spelling Variations


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Valier Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Vallier, Valliers, Valliere, Vallieres, Valier, Valiers, Valiere, Valieres and many more.

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Valier Early History


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Valier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Valier research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1789 is included under the topic Early Valier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Valier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Valier Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Valier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Valier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Gab Valier who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773

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Contemporary Notables of the name Valier (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Valier (post 1700)



  • Marjarie L Valier, photographer

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Valier Family Crest Products


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Valier Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    5. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Valier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Valier Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 16 March 2010 at 08:16.

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