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Valenta Name Meaning

Czech: from a pet form of the personal name Valentin, Czech form of Valentine.

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


Similar surnames: Valent, Walenta, Valenti, Vales, Valente, Valencic, Valentin, Balent

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Where is the Valenta family from?

You can see how Valenta families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Valenta family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Valenta families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 18 Valenta families living in Texas. This was about 25% of all the recorded Valenta's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Valenta families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Valenta surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Valenta ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Valenta. 19% of Valenta men worked as a Farmer and 26% of Valenta women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Valenta were Salesman and Saleslady.

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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

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farming
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    26%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Saleslady
    8%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Valenta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Valenta 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 Valenta. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Valenta. For the veterans among your Valenta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Valenta lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Valenta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Valenta in 1950 was 29, and 75 in 2004.

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