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The prestigious surname Vallieres comes from the majestic region of Dauphiné, in France. Vallieres 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.
The surname Vallieres 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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vallieres research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1789 is included under the topic Early Vallieres History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Vallieres Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Vallieres Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
The Vallieres Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vallieres 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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