Santo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Santo is patronymic in origin, meaning it was based on the first name of a forefather. In this case, Santo is derived from the Latin word "sanctus," meaning "holy" or "devout," thus the original bearer of the name was known to be a holy and devout person.

Early Origins of the Santo family

The surname Santo was first found in northern Italy, particularly in the regions of Piedmont, Lombardy and Tuscany.

Early History of the Santo family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Santo research. More information is included under the topic Early Santo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Santo Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: De Santi, De Santis, Santo, Santucci, Santino, De Sanctis and many more.

Early Notables of the Santo family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Teodoro Santi di Alessandria, who waged war in Inghilterra, in the 10th century, under the flag of Arnolfo VI, count...
Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Santo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Santo migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Santo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Manuel Santo, who arrived in Puerto Rico with his wife in 1803
  • Antonio Santo, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803 [1]
  • Manuel Santo, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803 [1]
  • Pedro De Santo, who landed in America in 1812 [1]
  • Francisco De Santo, who landed in America in 1813 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Santo migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Santo Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Franz Albert Santo, who arrived in Canada in 1930

Australia Santo migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Santo Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Philip Santo, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Brightman" in 1840 [2]
  • Elizabeth Santo, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Brightman" in 1840 [2]
  • Jane Santo, aged 19, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Standard" [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Santo (post 1700) +

  • John Randle Santo (1865-1935), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1912; Member of Michigan State House of Representatives, 1913-14
  • Ronald Edward "Ron" Santo (1940-2010), American Major League Baseball player, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Audrey Santo, American girl, who, though she is in a comatose state, reportedly causes miracles
  • Nuno Herlander Simões Espírito Santo (b. 1974), Portuguese retired footballer
  • Santo Domenico Versace (b. 1944), Italian businessman who is the president and co-chief executive officer of Gianni Versace SpA
  • Santo Santoro (b. 1956), Australian politician, Minister for Social Services (2006-2007), Senator for Queensland (2002-2007)
  • Santo Calegari (1662-1717), Italian sculptor
  • Santo Anibal Alcala (b. 1952), former Dominican Major League Baseball starting pitcher
  • Santo Jeger (1898-1953), British Labour politician and doctor, a founder of the Socialisy Medical Association
  • Santo Pecora (1902-1984), American jazz trombonist


  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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRIGHTMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Brightman.htm
  3. ^ South Australian Register Monday 18th December 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Standard 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/standard1854.shtml


Houseofnames.com on Facebook
Shipping
Fastest Delivery Possible

Digital Products on Checkout, all other products filled in 1 business day

Money Back
Money Back Guarantee

Yes, all products 100% Guaranteed

Support
BBB A+ Rating

The Best Rating possible

Payment
Secure Online Payment

Entire site uses SSL / Secure Certificate