Santander History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Santander family

The surname Santander was first found in Lucca, a city and comune in Tuscany, capital of the province of Lucca and where Bascilican type churches abound. The history commences in 218 B.C., and passed through many hands in the intervening centuries. Many notable scholars and prelates lived here. The cathedral of St Martin was begun in 1060 by Bishop Anselm, later Pope Alexander II. It has many museums and galleries. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Early History of the Santander family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Santander research. Another 118 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1339, 1435, 1494, 1627, 1697, 1677 and 1723 are included under the topic Early Santander History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Santander Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Santinni, Santanna, Santana, Santanno, Santinelli, Santilli, Santi and many more.

Early Notables of the Santander family (pre 1700)

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United States Santander migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Santander Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan De Santander, who arrived in America in 1817 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Santander (post 1700) +

  • Federico Javier Santander Mereles (b. 1991), Paraguayan footballer
  • Gustavo Santander, Colombian composer and brother of Kike Santander
  • Flavio Enrique "Kike" Santander Lora (b. 1960), Colombian composer and record producer born in Santiago de Cali
  • Francisco de Paula y Santander Omaña (1792-1840), Colombian military and political leader born in Cúcuta, 4th President of the Republic of the New Granada (1832-1837)


  1. ^ 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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