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Valente Name Meaning

Italian, Galician, and Portuguese: nickname from valente ‘brave’, ‘valiant’. Italian: from the personal name Valente, of the same origin and meaning as 1, which was borne by a 6th-century bishop of Verona.

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


Similar surnames: Valent, Valenti, Valentine, Parente, Galante, Valiente, Valiante

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Where is the Valente family from?

You can see how Valente families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Valente family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Valente families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Valente families living in California. This was about 60% of all the recorded Valente's in the USA. California had the highest population of Valente families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Valente surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Valente ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Valente. 18% of Valente men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Valente women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Valente were Proprietor and Seamstress.

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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
    18%
  • New Worker
    6%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Proprietor
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    14%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Seamstress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Valente. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Valente 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Valente. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Valente. For the veterans among your Valente ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Valente lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Valente life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Valente in 1953 was 41, and 72 in 2004.

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