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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Catalan (Valès) : respelling of Catalan Vallès (see Valles).
  • Galician : habitational name from any of the places called Vales in Galicia, or topographic name from the plural of Galician val ‘valley’.
  • Czech (Valeš) : from a pet form of the personal name Valentin (see Valentine).

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