Vallet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Vallet family

The surname Vallet was first found in Languedoc where this distinguished family held a family seat at Viesamp-Pern, and were members of the ruling aristocracy of that region. This main stem branched to Vivarais, Perigord, Quercy, Rouergue, and Auvergne, and would emerge as the Marquis de la Valette Chabrioul.

This prolific aristocratic family also branched to the north to Brittany at Rivière, and Normandy. The Counts and Dukes of Valette were not of this name, but the Marquis was a Valette. Notable in the family were: Jean Parisot La Valette, Band master of the Order of Malta, 1494-1568; Bernard La Valette, a French gentleman, 1592-1661.

Nicolas Veilleux, son of Nicolas and Perrette (née Roussel), travelled from France to Canada around 1665. After settling in Quebec he married Marguerite Yerdain, daughter of Regne and Jeanne (née Serre), on 5th October 1665 and they had at least nine children together. They remained together at Beaupré until Nicolas died at Saint-François-de-l'île-d'Orléans on 11th October 1714. Marguerite passed away on 30th May 1720. [1]

Early History of the Vallet family

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Vallet Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Veilette, Veilet, Veilett, Veillet, Veillett, Veillete, Valette, Valet, Vallet, Valatte, Vallete, La Veilette, La Veilet, La Veilett, La Veilett, Vallette, Vaslett, La Valette, La Vallet, La Vallette, La Vallet, Vallez and many more.

Early Notables of the Vallet family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name at this time was Nicolas Vallet (c. 1583 - c. 1642) French-born, Dutch lutenist and composer. He was born at Corbeny, Aisne, but fled from France to the Netherlands for religious reasons. He is best known for his Le Secret des Muses...
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Vallet Ranking

In France, the name Vallet is the 331st most popular surname with an estimated 12,090 people with that name. [2]

United States Vallet migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vallet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joseph and Marguerite Vallet, who settled in Louisiana in 1719
  • Joseph Vallet, aged 30, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [3]
  • Marguerite Vallet, aged 25, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 [3]
  • Nicolas Vallet, aged 17, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [3]

Canada Vallet migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vallet Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Rene Vallet, aged 24, who landed in Canada in 1659
  • Mr. René Vallet, French settler travelling to Canada to work for Médard Chouart, arriving on 27th May 1661 [4]
Vallet Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Peter Vallet (Vallette) U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Port Matoon Association [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Vallet (post 1700) +

  • Jean Vallet (d. 1954), French director of the insurance company GPA-Athéna, father of Odon Vallet
  • Odon Vallet (b. 1947), French religious historian and mediologist from Paris
  • Auguste Vallet (1815-1868), also known as Auguste Vallet de Viriville, a French archivist and historian
  • Bernard Vallet (b. 1954), French former road bicycle racer who won the Polka dot jersey in the 1982 Tour de France
  • Édouard Eugène Francis Vallet (1876-1929), Swiss artist born in Geneva who later lived in the Swiss mountains in Valais, Savièse, Ayent, Hérémence, Vercorin and Sion from 1908

The Vallet 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: Plus quam valor valetta valet
Motto Translation: Non aes, sed fides.

  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
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  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from
  5. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X on Facebook