From the historical and enchanting region of Spain
emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Dossantos 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 Dossantos 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 Dossantos family
The surname Dossantos was first found in Castile
, predominant among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Dossantos family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dossantos research.Another 382 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1155 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Dossantos History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dossantos Spelling Variations
of this family name include: disanto, Santos, Santo, Santero, Dossantos, Di Santo and many more.
Early Notables of the Dossantos family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dossantos family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Dossantos Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Anna Emilia dos Santos, aged 36, who settled in America, in 1893
- Adelina dos Santos, aged 1, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
Dossantos Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Antonio Dos Santos, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1902
- Antonio dos Santos, aged 13, who landed in America from St Michaels, in 1902
- Agapito Dos Santos, aged 26, who emigrated to America from Olhao, Portugal, in 1908
- Antonio dos Santos, aged 35, who emigrated to America from Mizarella, Portugal, in 1910
- Americo Dos Santos, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1917
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Contemporary Notables of the name Dossantos (post 1700)
- Joaqium M. A. dos Santos, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Maranhao, 1908-18
- José Rosa dos Santos (b. 1945), former Portuguese football referee
- Rosana dos Santos Augusto (b. 1982), Brazilian footballer
- Marcelo dos Santos (b. 1979), mostly known as Marcelo Cabrita is a Brazilian football forward
- Freddy dos Santos (b. 1976), former Norwegian footballer
- Manuel dos Santos Fernandes (b. 1974), known as Dos Santos, is a retired Cape Verdean-born French footballer
- Alex José dos Santos (1981-1982), known as Alex dos Santos, a Brazilian footballer
- Marcos Paulo dos Santos (b. 1981), Brazilian footballer
- José Eduardo dos Santos (b. 1942), Angolan politician and the current President of Angola
- Antonio Carlos Dos Santos (b. 1979), Brazilian footballer
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