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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.

De sanctis Early Origins



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

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De sanctis Spelling Variations


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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.

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De sanctis Early History


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De sanctis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De sanctis research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1433 is included under the topic Early De sanctis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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De sanctis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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De sanctis Early Notables (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...

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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name De sanctis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name De sanctis (post 1700)



  • 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    2. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    3. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    7. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
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    The De sanctis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The De sanctis 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.

    This page was last modified on 7 April 2014 at 08:20.

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