Valentine Family History

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Valentine Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from a medieval personal name, Latin Valentinus, a derivative of Valens (see Valente), which was never common in England, but is occasionally found from the end of the 12th century, probably as the result of French influence. The name was borne by a 3rd-century saint and martyr, whose chief claim to fame is that his feast falls on February 14, the date of a traditional celebration of spring going back to the Roman fertility festival of Juno Februata. A 5th-century missionary bishop of Rhaetia of this name was venerated especially in southern Germany, being invoked as a patron against gout and epilepsy. It is probably also an Americanization of Valentin, Valentino, and possibly other European cognates.

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

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Valentine Family Origin

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Valentine Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, the most common Valentine occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Valentine's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Valentine family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Valentine.

Source: Census data for Valentine | Data not to scale

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Valentine Life Expectancy

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Famous Valentine Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)

Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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