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From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Disanto 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 Disanto 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.

Disanto Early Origins



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

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Disanto Spelling Variations


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Disanto Spelling Variations



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

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Disanto Early History


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Disanto Early History



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

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Disanto Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Disanto Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Disanto 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: Sebastián Santos, who arrived in America in 1517; Francisco Santos, who arrived in New Spain in 1534; María de los Santos, who arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1778.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Disanto (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Disanto (post 1700)



  • Philippe Di Santo (1950-2012), Belgian footballer
  • Odoardo Di Santo (1934-1975), Canadian politician, MPP for Downsview, Ontario (1975-1985)
  • Franco Matías Di Santo (b. 1989), Argentine footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Disanto Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Disanto 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 15 April 2013 at 09:25.

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