Vallone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Vallone family

The surname Vallone 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 Vallone family

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

Vallone 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 Vallone family (pre 1700)

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


United States Vallone migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vallone Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Antoine Vallone, who settled in Philadelphia in 1880

Contemporary Notables of the name Vallone (post 1700) +

  • Peter F. Vallone Jr. (b. 1961), American politician, Member of the New York City Council from the 22nd District (2002-2013)
  • Paul Vallone (b. 1967), American politician, Member of the New York City Council from the 19th District (2014-)
  • John Vallone (1953-2004), American Academy Award nominated production designer and art director, best known for his work on Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
  • Charles J. Vallone (1901-1967), Italian-born, American jurist who served on the Queens County Civil Court
  • Peter Vallone (b. 1934), American Democrat politician, Speaker of the New York City Council (1986-2001), Majority Leader of the New York City Council (1986-2001) [1]
  • Kyle Vallone (b. 1958), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2004 [1]
  • Theresa Vallone, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1980 [1]
  • Raffaele "Raf" Vallone (1916-2002), Italian footballer and David di Donatello Award winning actor, known for The Godfather: Part III (1990), El Cid (1961) and The Italian Job (1969)
  • Eleonora Vallone (b. 1955), Italian actress, model and TV-personality


The Vallone 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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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