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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.

De sousa Early Origins



The surname De sousa was first found in Galicia, in northwestern Spain.

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De sousa Spelling Variations


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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.

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De sousa Early History


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De sousa Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De sousa research. Another 610 words (44 lines of text) covering the years 1037, 1139, and 1391 are included under the topic Early De sousa History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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De sousa Early Notables (pre 1700)


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De sousa Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early De sousa 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: 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name De sousa (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name De sousa (post 1700)



  • Frank DeSousa (b. 1943), American professional baseball player
  • Chris DeSousa (b. 1937), Portuguese international sailor
  • Mannie DeSousa (b. 1953), Portuguese professional footballer
  • Alan DeSousa (b. 1959), Canadian city councillor from Montreal, Quebec

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De sousa Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
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    The De sousa Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The De sousa 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 3 October 2011 at 15:34.

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