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Valent Family History

Valent Name Meaning

Italian (Friuli): variant of Valente . Catalan: nickname from valent ‘courageous’. Slovak Croatian and Slovenian: from Valent vernacular short form of the personal name Valentin (Slovak Valentín).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Valenti, Valenta, Valente, Balent, Valek, Valentin, Walenta, Vales

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Where is the Valent family from?

You can see how Valent families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Valent family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Valent families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Valent family living in Missouri. This was 100% of all the recorded Valent's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Valent families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Valent surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Valent ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Valent. 28% of Valent men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Valent women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Valent were Proprietor and Waitress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Miner
  • New Worker
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
  • Maid
  • Machine Operator
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Valent. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Valent census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Valent. 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 Cards

There are 792 military records available for the last name Valent. For the veterans among your Valent ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Valent lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Valent life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Valent in 1958 was 49, and 90 in 2004.

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