Origins Available: Italian
From the historical and enchanting region of Spain
emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Santi 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 Santi 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 Santi family
The surname Santi was first found in Castile
, predominant among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Santi family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Santi research.Another 382 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1155 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Santi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Santi Spelling Variations
of this family name include: disanto, Santos, Santo, Santero, Dossantos, Di Santo and many more.
Early Notables of the Santi family (pre 1700)
Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Santi Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Santi family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Santi Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Pedro Santi, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
- Floren Santi, who settled in New York in 1877
Santi Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Federico Santi, who settled in New York, NY in 1904
- Dora Helen Santi, who settled in Philadelphia in 1909
Contemporary Notables of the name Santi (post 1700)
- Guido De Santi (1923-1998), Italian racing cyclist who won the 1951 Deutschland Tour
- Brenden Santi (b. 1993), Australian professional rugby league footballer
- Nello Santi (b. 1931), Italian conductor, often called "Papa Santi"