Santillan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Santillan family

The surname Santillan 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 Santillan family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Santillan 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 Santillan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Santillan Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Santillan family (pre 1700)

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Santillan Ranking

In the United States, the name Santillan is the 6,581st most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]


United States Santillan migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Santillan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Silveritre Santillan, aged 69, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [2]
  • Ramon Santillan, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1847 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Santillan (post 1700) +

  • Maria Teresa Santillan, American politician, Mayor of Lynwood, California
  • Diego Abad de Santillán (1897-1983), Spanish author, economist, leading figure in the Spanish and Argentine anarchist movements
  • Ramón de Santillán González (1791-1863), Spanish soldier, politician, and Minister of Finance
  • Pedro Velarde y Santillán (1779-1808), Spanish artillery captain
  • Mario Santillán, Mexican gold and bronze medalist Paralympian
  • Julian Hernández Santillán, Mexican politician from Nuevo León affiliated to the National Action Party (PAN)
  • Manuel Santillán Osorno (1894-1982), Mexican geological engineer and politician


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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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