Valla History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Valla family

The surname Valla was first found in Italy. Bearers of this surname have been found in almost every area of Italy, though certain spellings of the name are more common in some areas than others. In general, those that end in "o" are from the south, whereas those that end in "i" are from the north. Valle is more common in Liguria than anywhere else, while Vallotto, Valotto, Vallon, Vallan, Vallese, Valesi and Valles originate in Venetia. The name comes from the Latin word "vallis," meaning "valley" and was therefore probably given to a family who made their home in a valley.

Early History of the Valla family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Valla research. Another 34 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1405, 1457, 1447 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Valla History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Valla Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Valle, Valli, Valla, Da Valle, D'Avalle, Davalle, Della Valle, La Valle, Lavalle, Vallillo, Valletta, Valletti, Vallet, Vallotto, Valotto, Vallone, Valloni, Vallon, Vallani, Vallan, Vallario, Vallaro, Vallarino, Vallarini, Vallati, Vallese, Vallesi and many more.

Early Notables of the Valla family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Valla family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: bearers of the $ surname, who settled along the east coast of North America. Maria Lovisa Vallett arrived in Nova Scotia in 1752; Joseph Valle came to New York by ship in 1824.


Contemporary Notables of the name Valla (post 1700) +

  • Trebisonda "Ondina" Valla (1916-2006), Italian female athlete, the first Italian woman to win an Olympic gold medal
  • Kristin Hille Valla (b. 1944), Norwegian politician for the Centre Party
  • Kristin Hille Valla (b. 1944), Norwegian politician, Norwegian Minister of the Environment (1989–1990)
  • Svein Valla (1948-2017), Norwegian molecular biologist
  • Peter Valla (b. 1990), Slovak football defender
  • Kristin Valla (b. 1975), Norwegian writer and journalist
  • Nils Agnar Valla (b. 1936), Norwegian politician, Chairman of the Norwegian Agrarian Association (1980–1987)
  • Hans Valla (b. 1909), Austrian bronze medalist weightlifter at the 1937 World Championships
  • Esat Valla (b. 1944), Kosovar Albanian painter noted for his figurative paintings of small animals
  • Anne Lofthus Valla (1932-2003), Norwegian ceramic artist and art teacher


The Valla 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 valle quiescit
Motto Translation: In the valley of our home, we find peace.


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