The surname Santorelli was originally a nickname
bestowed upon someone who was born on All Saint's Day, the 1st of November, and is derived from the Latin "sanctorum."
Early Origins of the Santorelli family
The surname Santorelli was first found in Lucania, formerly Basilicata, is a territorial division of southern Italy which extended from Tyrrhenian sea, to the Gulf of Tarentum. It was named for Lucani who conquered it in the 5th century B.C. This large territory contained many towns and villages. 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. The family held a family seat
in Matero in Basilicata, otherwise known as Lucania. They were a distinguished noble family whose first records begin in 1198 when Eustachio Santoro was Baron
Early History of the Santorelli family
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Santorelli Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Santoro, Santori, Santora, Santorelli, Santoriello, Santorini and many more.
Early Notables of the Santorelli family (pre 1700)
By the end of the 15th century, southern Italy was known as the Kingdom of Naples, ruled by the house of Aragon
. By the early eighteenth century, the Austrians had gained much of the region, under the rule of the Austrian
emperor Kales VI. However, in 1734, Spaniard Don Carlos defeated... Another 87 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Santorelli Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Santorelli family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Elices Santo, 50; who arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1829. Two years later, in 1831; Colomae Gustino Santo, 41; also came to New Orleans, Louisiana. Giovanni Santoro, an Italian gardener came to North America on board the SS Vincenzo Florio in 1881.