David Valentine

Male1750–

Brief Life History of David

When David Valentine was born in 1750, his father, James Valentine, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Low, was 23.

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James Valentine
1719–
Elizabeth Low
1727–
Margaret Valentine
1744–
Mary Valentine
1744–
Elizabeth Valentine
1747–
Mary Valentine
1747–
John Valentine
1749–
David Valentine
1750–
Jean Valentine
1751–
Christian Valentine
1753–
Janet Valentine
1755–
James Valentine
1757–

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  • David Valentine, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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Siblings (10)

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World Events (5)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 52

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.

1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 61

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.

1815

Age 65

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish (Angus and Aberdeenshire): from the Middle English and Old French personal name Valentin, Latin Valentinus, a derivative of valens ‘strong, healthy’, which was never common in England, but is occasionally found from the end of the 12th century, probably as the result of French influence. The name was borne by a 3rd-century Christian saint and martyr, whose chief claim to fame is that his feast falls on February 14, the date of a traditional celebration of spring going back to the Roman fertility festival of Juno Februata. A 5th-century missionary bishop of Rhaetia of this name was venerated especially in southern Germany, being invoked as a patron against gout and epilepsy. In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. German, Croatian, Czech, and Slovenian Valentin , Italian Valentino .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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