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Type Settlement
Pronounced Pron. ba-LYEH-kho(Spanish)
və-LAY-ho(English)
və-LAY-o(English)
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Meaning & History

The name of a city in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, which was founded by Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo (1807-1890), a Californio military leader and landowner. The surname itself originally denoted a person from any one of several places of this name in Spain, which derive from a diminutive of Spanish valle "valley".
Added 8/8/2019 by wh0sbad
Edited 2/22/2020 by Mike C and SeaHorse15