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Family name origins & meanings

  • French : from the personal name Valére, from Latin Valerius (see Valerio).
  • English : topographic name for a dweller in a valley, from a noun derivative of Old French val ‘valley’ or possibly Middle English valeye.
  • A Vallier, also recorded as Valliere and Vallieres, from the Saintonge region of France, is documented in Quebec City in 1667.