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Early Origins of the Santoni family

The surname Santoni was first found in Selkirk, where they held a family seat in their territories. An inquisition made at Selkirk, July 23, 1305, found "that William, formerly King of Scotland gave the sheriffdom of Selkirk to one Andrew de Synton to be held by answering to the King and his heirs for the issues, and being freed of the farm of the castle ward of Roxburgh and suit thereto, which he and his heirs were used to make for the barony of Synton". Four generations following the first Andrew are mentioned in the finding, the fourth, also named Andrew de Synton, while holding the sheriffdom, "was taken at the battle of Dunbar, and sent to the Castle of Fodringeye where he died in prison" (loc. cit). Alexander de Sintun, c. 1200, witnessed a chartcr by Henry de Graham, and c. 1259 a later Alexander de Sinton also appears as witness in the same record (ibid., p. 7). This later Alexander is also a witness, c. 1260-68 to a quitclaim by Malcolm de Constableton and Alicia, his wife, of a carucate in Edulfistune. Andrew de Sintun witnessed charters by John, son of Michael de Methkil, to the Abbey of Melrose, c. 1230-31. [1]

Early History of the Santoni family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Santoni research. Another 286 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1510, 1550, 1600, 1745, 1792, 1800, 1808, 1811, 1826, 1850, 1860, 1887 and 1900 are included under the topic Early Santoni History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Santoni Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sinton, Synton, Syntone, Syntune, Sintone, Sancton and many more.

Early Notables of the Santoni family

Notable among the family at this time was Thomas Sinton (1826-1887), Irish industrialist and magistrate. Sinton made a significant impact upon the Irish linen trade; not least establishing the village of Laurelvale, County Armagh. The Sintons, like so many of Northern Ireland's linen families, were Quakers, in this case of Scottish descent; although the Sintons had been settled at Tamnaghmore for several hundred years. Sinton's father, David Sinton (1792-1860), was the first cousin...
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Santoni Ranking

In France, the name Santoni is the 2,020th most popular surname with an estimated 3,095 people with that name. [2]

Ireland Migration of the Santoni family to Ireland

Some of the Santoni family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Santoni migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Santoni Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Albert Santoni, aged 28, who landed in America from Tossoferrata, Italy, in 1910
  • Carlo Santoni, aged 24, who immigrated to the United States from Molaggano, Italy, in 1910
  • Attilio Santoni, aged 21, who immigrated to America from Guaritia, Italy, in 1913
  • Bigino Santoni, aged 23, who landed in America from Chicti, Italy, in 1913
  • Abranno Santoni, aged 24, who immigrated to the United States from Colonnella, Italy, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Santoni (post 1700) +

  • Reni Santoni (1939-2020), American film, television and voice actor, known for playing Poppie on the television sitcom Seinfeld and Chico González in Dirty Harry
  • Dante Santoni Jr. (b. 1960), American politician, Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • Joël Santoni (1943-2018), French film director and screenwriter
  • Nicola Santoni (b. 1979), Italian former association football goalkeeper
  • Elisa Santoni (b. 1987), Italian two-time gold, five-time silver and five-time bronze medalist rhythmic gymnast
  • Rodrigo Santoni (b. 1981), Argentine footballer
  • Carlos Vázquez Santoni, Puerto Rican engineer


  1. Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/


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