The Espirito santo surname is derived from the Latin word "sanctus," which meant "blameless" or "holy," and is also the root of the English word "Saint." Thus the first bearers of this name were most likely strongly religious. It is also thought that this name was sometimes given to those born on All Saints' Day.
The surname Espirito santo was first found in Andalucia, a vast region that once encompassed much of the Southern part of the Iberian peninsula.
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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; Juan de los Santos, who arrived in Rio de la Plata in 1594.