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The Vallentine surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient 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.

Vallentine Early Origins



The surname Vallentine was first found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat anciently before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Vallentine Spelling Variations


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Vallentine Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few 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.

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Vallentine Early History


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Vallentine Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vallentine research. Another 320 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1424, 1593, and 1664 are included under the topic Early Vallentine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vallentine Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vallentine Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Vallentine In Ireland


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Vallentine In Ireland



Some of the Vallentine family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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

  • William Vallentine, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1875

Vallentine Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jane Vallentine, Scottish convict from Cumberland, who was transported aboard the "America" on December 30, 1830, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1830 with 135 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1830

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vallentine (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vallentine (post 1700)



  • John Vallentine, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1944

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1830 with 135 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1830

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. 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. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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The Vallentine Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vallentine 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 10 December 2015 at 10:32.

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