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
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
The surname Vallentine was first found in Herefordshire
where they held a family seat
anciently before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Vallentine family
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.
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.
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.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.
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
- William Vallentine, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1875 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
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 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
Contemporary Notables of the name Vallentine (post 1700)
- John Vallentine, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1944 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html