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Multiple Origins for the Surname De santos


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From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished De santos family. Originally, the Spanish people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in Spain is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The name De santos is a nickname type of surname for a person who was born on All Saint's Day. In the medieval chronicles, the name was originally recorded in the Latin form Sanctorum.

De santos Early Origins



The surname De santos was first found in Castile, predominant among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.

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De santos Spelling Variations


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De santos Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: disanto, Santos, Santo, Santero, Dossantos, Di Santo and many more.

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De santos Early History


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De santos Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De santos research. Another 382 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1155 and 1711 are included under the topic Early De santos History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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De santos Early Notables (pre 1700)


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De santos Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early De santos 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 were:

De santos Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sergis A. DeSantos, aged 19, who settled in America, in 1892

De santos Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ercola DeSantos, aged 19, who settled in America from So. American, Buenos Aires, in 1911
  • Francisco DeSantos, aged 33, who landed in America from Para, Brazil, in 1917
  • Manuel DeSantos, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name De santos (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name De santos (post 1700)



  • José Luis Alonso de Santos (b. 1942), Spanish dramatist, winner of the 1985 National Theater Prize

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The De santos Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The De santos 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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