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The noble surname Valladares is of Spanish descent, and is of local origin. The name Valladares is derived from the name of the place of residence of the initial bearer which, in this case, is the name of the "casa solar" or "ancestral seat" of the Valladares family. The place name is in turn derived from the Spanish word "valladar" which means a "fence, a military barricade or stockade."

Early Origins of the Valladares family

The surname Valladares was first found in the northwestern province of Galicia, near Ponteverde.

Early History of the Valladares family

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Valladares Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Valladeres, Vallader, Valadare, Balladare and others.

Early Notables of the Valladares family

Prominent among bearers of the Valladares family name at this time was

  • Antonio Gaspar Valladares, Maria Tomasa Valladares and Ana Jacoba Valladares Sarmiento, who were listed in the records of the noble Order of Carlos III...
  • José Sarmiento de Valladares y Arines-Troncoso Romay, 1st Duke of Atrisco, Grandee of Spain, jure uxoris Count of Moctezuma (1643-1708) was viceroy of New Spain from December 18, 1696 to November 3, 1...
  • Diego Sarmiento de Valladares (1615-1695) was a Spanish bishop who was Grand Inquisitor of Spain from 1669 to 1695...

Valladares Ranking

In the United States, the name Valladares is the 6,102nd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]

United States Valladares migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Valladares Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Hernando De Valladares who arrived in the Spanish Main in 1561
Valladares Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francisco Valladares De Osta who settled in Puerto Rico in 1829
  • Francisco Valladares, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1829 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Valladares (post 1700) +

  • Roberto Valladares (1891-1920), South American poet
  • Rachelle J. Valladares, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Democrats Abroad, 1996, 2000, 2004; Member of Democratic National Committee from Democrats Abroad, 2004 [3]
  • Manuel Portela y Valladares (1868-1952), Spanish political figure during the Second Spanish Republic, Prime Minister of Spain in 1935
  • Miguel Angel Ayala Valladares (b. 1981), Chilean footballer
  • Patricio Valladares (b. 1982), Chilean film director and screenwriter, best known for his work in horror films
  • María Zavala Valladares (b. 1956), Peruvian politician, lawyer and judge, Minister for Justice (2006-2007)
  • John Cristofer Valladares Contreras (b. 1980), Chilean footballer
  • Ralph "Ralphie" Valladares (1936-1998), Guatemalan roller derby skater and coach, posthumously inducted into the Roller Derby Hall of Fame in 2004
  • Jadier Valladares Guzmán (b. 1982), Cuban two-time silver medalist weightlifter
  • Melvin Yovany Valladares Castillo (b. 1984), Honduran football striker
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Flight 191
  • C Valladares (d. 1979), American passenger from Bloomingdale, Illinois, USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash [4]

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  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from
  4. Flight 191's Victims - latimes. (Retrieved 2014, April 16) . Retrieved from on Facebook