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Valencia Name Meaning

Catalan (València) and Spanish: habitational name from any of various places called València or Valencia, principally the major city in eastern Spain, which was formerly the capital of an independent Moorish kingdom of the same name, until it was reconquered in 1239 by James I, king of the Catalan dynasty, and became part of the Crown of Aragon together with the Principality of Catalonia and the Kingdom of Aragon. The city was apparently named from an honorary title derived from Latin valens ‘brave’.

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


Similar surnames: Palencia, Valenza, Valenciano, Valenti, Valentin, Valencic, Valerio

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Valencia Family Origin

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Valencia Family Occupations

What did your Valencia ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Valencia. A less common occupation for the Valencia family was Miner. The most common Valencia occupation in the USA was Laborer. 41% of Valencia's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    41%
  • Farmer

    16%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Miner

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Valencia ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Valencia Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Valencia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Valencia census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Valencia. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Valencia. For the veterans among your Valencia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Valencia Life Expectancy

What is the average Valencia lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Valencia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Valencia in 1942 was 29, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Valencia

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Valencia ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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