Santori History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Santori 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 Santori family

The surname Santori 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 of Cancellara.

Early History of the Santori family

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Santori Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Santoro, Santori, Santora, Santorelli, Santoriello, Santorini and many more.

Early Notables of the Santori 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 the Austrians, and the region came under Spanish rule once more. In 1799, the French invaded Naples and...
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United States Santori migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Santori Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Adamo Santori, aged 30, who landed in America from Pagamio, in 1907
  • Antonio Santori, aged 22, who immigrated to America from Veroli, Rome, in 1909
  • Antonio Santori, aged 34, who landed in America from Grottamare, Italy, in 1910
  • Adamo Santori, aged 16, who immigrated to the United States from Massiguano, Italy, in 1912
  • Basitio Santori, aged 33, who immigrated to the United States from Poggio, Italy, in 1912
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Contemporary Notables of the name Santori (post 1700) +

  • Francesco Antonio Santori (1819-1894), Italian writer, poet and playwright; his play Emira is considered to be the first original Albanian drama ever written
  • José Santori Coll (1932-2018), Puerto Rican basketball player and coach
  • Sandy Santori (b. 1954), former Canadian politician, MLA for West Kootenay-Boundary (2001-2005)
  • Fufi Santori (b. 1932), Puerto Rican former BSN basketball player on Facebook