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Valdes Name Meaning

Asturian-Leonese and Spanish (Valdés): habitational name from either of the two places called Valdés in Málaga and Asturies. 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. The widespread distribution of the surname in present-day Spain, however, suggests that other sources may also have been involved.

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


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

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Valdes Family Origin

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Valdes Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Valdes occupation in the USA was Laborer. 28% of Valdes's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Valdes. A less common occupation for the Valdes family was Keeping House.

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  • Laborer

    28%
  • Farmer

    19%
  • Cigar Maker

    12%
  • Keeping House

    12%

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Valdes Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Valdes Life Expectancy

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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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