Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the Latin name Valentinus, which is a derivative of the word valens, which means strong or healthy. This name, which was popularized by a Roman saint who was martyred during the 3rd century, was introduced into England at the end of the 12th century.
Early Origins of the Vallentine family
Herefordshire where they held a family seat anciently before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Vallentine family
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Vallentine Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Vallentine 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. The variations of the name Vallentine include: Valentine, Vallentine, Vallantine, Follington and others.
Early Notables of the Vallentine family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vallentine family to Ireland
Some of the Vallentine family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Vallentine 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 Vallentine or a variant listed above:
Vallentine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Vallentine Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Vallentine (post 1700)
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