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The surname Santoro 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."

Santoro Early Origins



The surname Santoro 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.

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Santoro Spelling Variations


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Santoro Spelling Variations



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

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Santoro Early History


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Santoro Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Santoro research. Another 142 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1476, 1507, 1537, 1559, 1574, 1600, 1700, 1532 and 1602 are included under the topic Early Santoro History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Santoro Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Santoro Early Notables (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 80 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Santoro Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Santoro Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Giovanni Santoro, an Italian gardener came to North America on board the "SS Vincenzo Florio" in 1881

Santoro Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Achille Santoro, aged 23, who landed in America from Spozzano, Italy, in 1906
  • Adele Santoro, aged 6, who emigrated to the United States from Palermo, Sicily, in 1908
  • Agnata Santoro, aged 14, who landed in America from Soverato, Italy, in 1909
  • Adriana Santoro, aged 11, who landed in America from Napoli, Italy, in 1916
  • Agata Santoro, aged 40, who emigrated to America from Italy, in 1916
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Santoro (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Santoro (post 1700)



  • Luigi Santoro (b. 1992), Italian screenwriter, actor and producer
  • Miguel Santoro (b. 1942), Argentine former football manager; he represented the Argentina national football team at the 1974 World Cup
  • Michele Santoro (b. 1951), Italian journalist, television host and presenter
  • Father Andrea Santoro (1945-2006), Italian Catholic Priest who was murdered while kneeling in prayer in the church in the Santa Maria Church in Trabzon
  • Matthew "Matt" Santoro, Canadian YouTube personality and former accountant
  • Santo Santoro (b. 1956), Australian politician, Minister for Social Services (2006-2007), Senator for Queensland (2002-2007)
  • Rodrigo Junqueira dos Reis Santoro (b. 1975), Brazilian actor
  • Fabrice Santoro (b. 1972), French former world-champion tennis player who earned over ten million dollars in his career, World No. 6 (5 July 1999)
  • Cláudio Franco de Sá Santoro (1919-1989), Brazilian composer and violinist
  • Alfredo Santoro (b. 1906), Argentine boxer who competed at the 1924 Summer Olympics

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    2. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    9. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Santoro Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Santoro Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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