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


Similar surnames: Valentin, Valentino, Valente, Valenti, Valent, Valenzano, Gentile

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Valentine Family Origin

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Valentine Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Valentine. 34% of Valentine men worked as a Farmer and 39% of Valentine women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Valentine were Machinist and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Labourer
    11%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Student
    39%
  • Nurse
    16%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Servant
    16%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Valentine Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 229,000 census records available for the last name Valentine. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Valentine census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 25,000 immigration records available for the last name Valentine. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 38,000 military records available for the last name Valentine. For the veterans among your Valentine ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Valentine Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Valentine life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Valentine in 1941 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

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