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Valdes Surname Meaning

Spanish (Valdés): habitational name from Valdés in Asturias an old name of the town of Luarca. Compare Baldes and Valdez . Catalan (Valdès): nickname from Catalan valdès ‘Waldensian’ i.e. a member of a Puritan religious sect which was founded in the 12th century by Peter Valdes (died 1205) in southern France.

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

Similar surnames: Vales, Sales, Valles, Calder, Cales, Valdez, Valois, Vale, Baldes

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Where is the Valdes family from?

You can see how Valdes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Valdes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Valdes families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 4 Valdes families living in London. This was about 80% of all the recorded Valdes's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Valdes families in 1891.
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What did your Valdes ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Valdes. 100% of Valdes women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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There are 39,000 immigration records available for the last name Valdes. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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

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What is the average Valdes lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Valdes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Valdes in 1947 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

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