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Valentin Family History

Valentin Name Meaning

French, northeastern Italian, Spanish (Valentín), German, Swedish, Danish, and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): from the Latin personal name Valentinus (see Valentine). The Jewish surname is an adoption of the Christian personal name.

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


Similar surnames: Valentine, Valenti, Valentino, Valent, Valencic, Valerio, Vallin

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Where is the Valentin family from?

You can see how Valentin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Valentin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Valentin families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Valentin families living in Louisiana. This was about 63% of all the recorded Valentin's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Valentin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Valentin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Valentin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Labrador and Sirvienta were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Valentin. 14% of Valentin men worked as a Labrador and 16% of Valentin women worked as a Sirvienta. Some less common occupations for Americans named Valentin were Laborer and Novicio.

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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

  • Labrador
    14%
  • Labrador
    14%
  • Jornalero
    11%
  • Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Sirvienta
    16%
  • Bordadora
    14%
  • Costurera
    10%
  • Novicio
    8%
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Census Records

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Valentin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Valentin 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Valentin. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Valentin. For the veterans among your Valentin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Valentin lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Valentin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Valentin in 1942 was 24, and 68 in 2004.

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