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Where did the Italian Santorelli family come from? What is the Italian Santorelli family crest and coat of arms? When did the Santorelli family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Santorelli family history?The surname Santorelli was originally a nickname bestowed upon someone who was born on All Saint's Day, the 1st of November, and is derived from the Latin "sanctorum."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Santoro, Santori, Santora, Santorelli, Santoriello, Santorini and many more.
First found in Lucania, formerly Basilicata, is a territorial division of southern Italy which extended from Tyrrhenian sea, to the Gulf of Tarentum. It was named for Lucani who conquered it in the 5th century B.C. This large territory contained many towns and villages. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. The family held a family seat in Matero in Basilicata, otherwise known as Lucania. They were a distinguished noble family whose first records begin in 1198 when Eustachio Santoro was Baron of Cancellara.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Santorelli research. Another 221 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1476, 1507, 1537, 1559, 1574, 1600, and 1700 are included under the topic Early Santorelli History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Elices Santo, 50; who arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1829. Two years later, in 1831; Colomae Gustino Santo, 41; also came to New Orleans, Louisiana. Giovanni Santoro, an Italian gardener came to North America on board the SS Vincenzo Florio in 1881.
The Santorelli Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Santorelli 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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