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The prestigious surname Vallier comes from the majestic region of Dauphiné, in France. Vallier is a topographic surname, a form of hereditary surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.

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The surname Vallier was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where they held a family seat and were important members of the aristocracy of that region.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vallier, Valliers, Valliere, Vallieres, Valier, Valiers, Valiere, Valieres and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vallier research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1789 is included under the topic Early Vallier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Gab Valier who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773; Pierre Vallières arrived in Quebec in 1670 from Angoumois near Bordeaux on the west coast of France, but this is thought of being the port of departure rather than his home province..

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  • John B. Vallier, American politician, Delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Emmet District, 1933
  • Jenny Vallier, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 109th District, 1980
  • Gabriel Théodore Vallier de Lapeyrouse, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
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    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    4. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    8. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    9. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    10. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
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    The Vallier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vallier 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.

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