The surname ‘Valentine’ is of English, and Scottish origin. It is derived from a medieval given name (from the Latin name ‘Valentinus’, a derivative of ‘Valens’), which was not common in England, but is occasionally found from the end of the 12th century, probably as a 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 the 14th of February, the date the traditional celebration of spring going back to the Roman fertility festival of Juno Februata. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Valentine’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 16th century were a ‘Alice Valentine’, from the city of London, England, is recorded as marrying ‘Mathew Nicholson’ in London, in 1578. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘John Valentine’, aged 23, a watchmaker by trade, from the county of Derbyshire, England. H… Coat of arms: Argent a bend…
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