Santoriello History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Santoriello 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 Santoriello family

The surname Santoriello 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 Santoriello family

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Santoriello Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Santoriello 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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Migration of the Santoriello family

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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Santoriello (post 1700) +

  • Louis Santoriello, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 13th District, 1940 on Facebook