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
Castile, predominant among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Dossantos family
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Dossantos Spelling Variations
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
Dossantos Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Dossantos (post 1700)
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