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Valentine Family History

Valentine Name Meaning
English and Scottish: from a medieval personal name, Latin Valentinus, a derivative of Valens (see Valente), which was never common in England, but is occasionally found from the end of the 12th century, probably as the result of French influence. The name was borne by a 3rd-century saint and martyr, whose chief claim to fame is that his feast falls on February 14, the date of a traditional celebration of spring going back to the Roman fertility festival of Juno Februata. A 5th-century missionary bishop of Rhaetia of this name was venerated especially in southern Germany, being invoked as a patron against gout and epilepsy. ANCHORIt is probably also an Americanization of Valentin, Valentino, and possibly other European cognates.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

1,117,950 Historical Documents with Valentine on Ancestry.com
277,485 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
37,132 Military Records
22,102 Immigration Records
219,966 Census and Voter Lists
561,265 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Valentine Families

  • Number of Valentine families
     406 - 809
     136 - 405
     1 - 135
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Valentine families
     528 - 1,054
     177 - 527
     1 - 176
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Valentine families
     173 - 344
     58 - 172
     1 - 57
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Valentine Family Origin

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Valentine Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Valentine

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Valentine Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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