From the historical and enchanting region of Spain
emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Santizo 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 Santizo 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 Santizo family
The surname Santizo was first found in Castile
, predominant among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Santizo family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Santizo research.Another 382 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1155 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Santizo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Santizo Spelling Variations
of this family name include: disanto, Santos, Santo, Santero, Dossantos, Di Santo and many more.
Early Notables of the Santizo family (pre 1700)
Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Santizo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Santizo family to the New World and Oceana
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; María de los Santos, who arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1778.
Contemporary Notables of the name Santizo (post 1700)
- Luis Alberto Santizo, Guatemalan cyclist at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games
- María Estrada Santizo, Guatemalan volleyball player, member of the 2010 Guatemala women's national volleyball team
- Cristian Jafeth Noriega Santizo (b. 1987), Guatemalan professional football defender