Family Name Histroy
It was not until the early Middle Ages that surnames were first used to distinguish
between numbers of people bearing the same name. With the growth of ducumentation in the later Middle Ages, such names became
essential and a person whose distinguishing name described his trade, his place of residence, his father's name or some personal
characteristic, passed that name on to his children, and the same became hereditary.
French surname Valiquette is of local origin being derived from the place where a man once lived or where he once held land.
In this case, Valiquette is associated with the French word 'vallee' which means 'valley'. The ending 'ette' is a diminutive
ending and so it is likely that the initial bearer of this surname lived at, near or in a small valley. There are numerous
French surnames which have the word 'val' as either their first or second components.
are Bougival, Vallon, Vallette and Valles. Surnames like Valiquette have developed independently throughout Europe. Examples
are the English Valley, the German Grund, the Norwegian Dhal, the Spanish Sima and the Italian Serritella.
bearer of such a surname is Jean Parisot de la Valette (1494-1568)' the grand master of the Knights of Saint John, who, in
1565, defended Malta against an immense Turkish force, and, after four months siege, compelled the enemy, who had about 20,000
men, to withdraw.
Azure, three fleurs de lis or, on a chief argent, a lion issuant gules.
The fleurs de lis signify
Faith, Wisdom and Valour, the chief Dominion, the lion Strenght and Majesty.
The lion issuant gules.
This is the Family Crest that I have adopted for my family and does not mean it is the correct Crest
for my family or yours.
But there is a few other's out there.
Below you will see another Crest from the House of Names web site that
you may choose to adopt for your family.