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Valero Name Meaning

Spanish and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from a place called Valero in Salamanca province. Italian: from the personal name Valero a variant of Valerio . Jewish (Sephardic): also an adoption of the Spanish surname (see 1 above) at the moment of conversion to Roman Catholicism. After the return to Judaism (generations later) some descendants retained the surname their families used as Catholics.

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

Similar surnames: Valera, Salera, Valerio, Calero, Valleroy, Aleo, Valder, Palermo

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Where is the Valero family from?

You can see how Valero families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Valero family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Valero families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Valero families living in New Mexico. This was about 86% of all the recorded Valero's in USA. New Mexico had the highest population of Valero families in 1880.
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What did your Valero ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Valero. 74% of Valero men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Valero women worked as a Maid. .

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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
  • Farm Laborer
  • Miner
  • Bookkeeper

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Valero. 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 386 military records available for the last name Valero. For the veterans among your Valero ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Valero lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Valero life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Valero in 1962 was 67, and 81 in 2004.

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