Show ContentsDesantiago History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Desantiago. 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. Spanish patronymic names emerged in the mid-9th century and were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins.

Early Origins of the Desantiago family

The surname Desantiago was first found in Galicia, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

Early History of the Desantiago family

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Desantiago Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Santiago, de Santiago, Santyago, de Santyago, Sandiego, San Diego, San Jaime, Yago, Yagüe, Yague, Yagües, Yagues, Yáguez and many more.

Early Notables of the Desantiago family (pre 1700)

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Desantiago Ranking

In the United States, the name Desantiago is the 11,089th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Desantiago migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Desantiago Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan DeSantiago, who landed in Rio de la Plata in 1835 [2]

West Indies Desantiago migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [3]
Desantiago Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
  • Francisco DeSantiago, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1838 [2]

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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