De sanctis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The surname De sanctis is patronymic in origin, meaning it was based on the first name of a forefather. In this case, De sanctis is derived from the Latin word "sanctus," meaning "holy" or "devout," thus the original bearer of the name was known to be a holy and devout person.

Early Origins of the De sanctis family

The surname De sanctis was first found in northern Italy, particularly in the regions of Piedmont, Lombardy and Tuscany.

Important Dates for the De sanctis family

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De sanctis Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: De Santi, De Santis, Santo, Santucci, Santino, De Sanctis and many more.

Early Notables of the De sanctis family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Teodoro Santi di Alessandria, who waged war in Inghilterra, in the 10th century, under the flag of Arnolfo VI, count...
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Migration of the De sanctis family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Antonio Desantis, 54; who came to New York in 1882.

Contemporary Notables of the name De sanctis (post 1700)

  • Pamela DeSanctis, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1972 [1]
  • Gerardine L. "Gerry" DeSanctis (1954-2005), American organizational theorist and Thomas F. Keller Professor of Business Administration at Duke University
  • Adriana DeSanctis (b. 1988), Canadian figure skater who has competed three times at the Canadian National Championships

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Pamela DeSanctis. Retrieved from
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