Vale Family History
Vale Name Meaning
English: of Norman origin a topographic name for someone who lived ‘(in the) vale or valley’ (Middle English val(e) valle Old French val ‘valley’) or a habitational name for someone who came from one of the French places called with this word such as Le Val (Sarthe) or any number of places in and around Normandy called Vaux. Compare Vause . Irish: from Mac Pháil ‘son of Paul’. Irish: variant of Veale . Galician: topographic name from val ‘valley’ or a habitational name from any of the places so called in Galicia and Asturias. Compare Dovale .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press