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.
The surname De sanctis was first found in northern Italy, particularly in the regions of
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of this family name include: De Santi, De Santis, Santo, Santucci, Santino, De Sanctis and many more.
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... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early De sanctis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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.