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Where did the Spanish San family come from? What is the Spanish San family crest and coat of arms? When did the San family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the San family history?The prestigious surname San originated in Spain. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is ez. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The name San is derived from the extremely popular medieval given name Sancho. This given name was originally derived from the Latin name Sanctius, a derivative of "sanctus." The name owes its popularity to the fact that it was borne by a 9th century martyr of Cordova.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Sánchez, Sanchez, Sans, Sanx, Sanz, Sainz, Sáenz, Saenz, Saiz, Sáez, Saez, Sánguez, Sanguez, Sánchiz and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our San research. Another 239 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1019, 1370, 1550, and 1610 are included under the topic Early San History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 247 words(18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early San Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
San Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
San Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
San Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The San Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The San Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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