Veltri History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Veltri family

The surname Veltri was first found in Limburg, Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Limburg, the smallest, southernmost province of the Netherlands. The capital of the province is Mastricht, noted for its contribution to the modern treaty for the E.E.C. Other notable towns are Crefeld and Breda and Nijmwegan. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Veltri family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Veltri research. Another 74 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Veltri History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Veltri Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Veltri, Velters, Vilters, de Vilters, Veltry, Veltrim, de Veltrim and many more.

Early Notables of the Veltri family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Veltri family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: P. Velten, who arrived in America in 1709; Andrew Velter, who settled in Philadelphia in 1834; B. W. Velter, who settled in Philadelphia in 1817; Jacob Velter, who came to Baltimore in 1834.


Contemporary Notables of the name Veltri (post 1700) +

  • Frank Veltri (b. 1912), American politician, Mayor of Plantation, Florida, 1975-99 [1]
  • Ben Veltri, American Democrat politician, Member of Colorado State Senate, 1950 [1]
  • Diane Veltri Bendekovic, American politician, Mayor of Plantation, Florida, 2011-


The Veltri 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: Per virtutes in honores
Motto Translation: Through the powers of the office


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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