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Where did the Italian Vallario family come from? What is the Italian Vallario family crest and coat of arms? When did the Vallario family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Vallario family history?
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.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vallario research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1405 and 1457 are included under the topic Early Vallario History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Vallario Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: bearers of the Vallario 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.
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.
The Vallario Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vallario 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.
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