De sousa History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The distinguished surname De sousa comes from Spain, a country rich in culture and history. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The Spanish surname De sousa is the Castillian form of the Galician and Portuguese surname Souza or Sousa.
Early Origins of the De sousa family
The surname De sousa was first found in Galicia, in northwestern Spain.
Early History of the De sousa family
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De sousa Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Sosa, de Sosa, Soso, Soza, Sousa, de Sousa, Souza and many more.
Early Notables of the De sousa family (pre 1700)
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De sousa Ranking
In the United States, the name De sousa is the 11,244th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name.  However, in France, the name De sousa is ranked the 613rd most popular surname with an estimated 7,715 people with that name. 
Migration of the De sousa family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Silvestre de Sosa, who sailed to America in 1512; Juan de Sosa sailed to America in 1528; Hernando Soso sailed to New Spain in 1534; Isabel de Sosa sailed to New Spain in 1536.