Vallese History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Vallese family

The surname Vallese was 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.

Early History of the Vallese family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vallese research. Another 34 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1405, 1457, 1447 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Vallese History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Vallese Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Vallese family (pre 1700)

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United States Vallese migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vallese Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Antonio Vallese, aged 23, originally from Bagnoli, Italy, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Caronia" from Cherbourg, France [1]
  • Marino Vallese, aged 17, originally from Tortoreto, Italy, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Canada" from Naples, Italy [2]
  • Serafino Vallese, aged 25, originally from Colmmello, Italy, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Logan" from Naples, Italy [3]


The Vallese Motto +

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.




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