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Origin and popularity of the name VAL


Val : 1: Spanish: variant of Valle from val a variant of valle ‘valley’. Compare Delval.2: Galician and Portuguese: topographic name for someone who lived in a valley val (compare 3 below). Compare also Doval.3: French and Haitian: topographic name for someone who lived in a valley (Old) French val (originally feminine later masculine; compare Vallee) from Latin vallis (feminine). Compare Duval and Laval.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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