Valli History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Valli family

The surname Valli 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 Valli family

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Valli 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 Valli family (pre 1700)

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United States Valli migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Valli Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • H S Valli, aged 29, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1839 [1]
  • I D Valli, aged 25, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1842 [1]
Valli Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Antonio Valli, aged 20, who settled in America from Urbino, Italy, in 1907
  • Angelo Valli, aged 23, who landed in America from Milano, Italy, in 1909
  • Antonio Valli, aged 28, who immigrated to the United States from Lonate Pozzolo, Italy, in 1910
  • Andrea Valli, aged 23, who landed in America from Sondrio, Italy, in 1911
  • Angelo Valli, aged 29, who settled in America from S. Agata Peltria, Italy, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Valli (post 1700) +

  • June Valli (1928-1993), stage name of June Foglia, an American singer and television personality
  • Virginia Valli (1898-1968), American stage and silent film actress
  • Frankie Valli (b. 1937), American singer, best known as the lead singer of The Four Seasons
  • Romolo Valli (1925-1980), Italian actor from Reggio Emilia
  • Viola Valli, Italian five-time World Championship and European Championship gold medalist long distance swimmer
  • Matteo Valli (b. 1986), Sanmarinese football striker
  • Alida Valli (1921-2006), stage name of Alida Maria von Altenburger baroness von Markenstein und Frauenberg of the Holy Roman Germanic Empire, an Italian actress who appeared in more than 100 films

The Valli 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.

  1. ^ 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) on Facebook
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