Origins Available: Portuguese
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.
Early Origins of the De santos family
The surname De santos was first found in Castile
, predominant among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.
Early History of the De santos family
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.
De santos Spelling Variations
of this family name include: disanto, Santos, Santo, Santero, Dossantos, Di Santo and many more.
Early Notables of the De santos family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the De santos family to the New World and Oceana
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
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