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From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Santos family. Originally, the Spanish people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in Spain is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The name Santos is a nickname type of surname for a person who was born on All Saint's Day. In the medieval chronicles, the name was originally recorded in the Latin form Sanctorum.

Santos Early Origins



The surname Santos was first found in Castile, predominant among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.

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Santos Spelling Variations


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Santos Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: disanto, Santos, Santo, Santero, Dossantos, Di Santo and many more.

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Santos Early History


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Santos Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Santos research. Another 382 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1155 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Santos History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Santos Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Santos Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Santos 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:

Santos Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Sebastián Santos, who arrived in America in 1517
  • Francisco Santos, who arrived in New Spain in 1534
  • Francisco Santos who came to New Spain in 1534
  • Lorenzo Santos who immigrated to Cartagena in 1577
  • Antonio de Santos who arrived in Peru in 1594
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Santos Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Antonio Santos, who arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1778 with his wife, María del Pino
  • María de los Santos, who arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1778
  • Antonio Santos, who arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1778 with his wife María del Pino
  • Josefa de los Santos, arrived in New Orleans in 1779

Santos Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Maria Santos, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1802
  • Antonio Santos, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Miguel Ezequiel DeLos Santos, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1804
  • Sebastian Santos, who landed in America in 1817
  • Pedro Santos, who arrived in America in 1830
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Santos Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Manuel Santos, who was naturalized in Texas in 1908

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Contemporary Notables of the name Santos (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Santos (post 1700)



  • Joe Santos (1931-2016), born Joseph John Minieri, Jr., an American film and television actor
  • Joel De Los Santos, American Republican politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 39th District, 2012
  • Bienvenido Santos (1911-1996), American novelist, poet, activist
  • Sylvio Kelly dos Santos (1935-2016), Brazilian bronze medalist swimmer and water polo player
  • Judy Anne Lumagui Santos (b. 1978), Filipino film and television actress, product endorser, recording artist, and film producer
  • Roberto Santos Pinhanez (1928-1987), Brazilian film director
  • Lucélia Santos (b. 1957), Brazilian actress, director and producer
  • Jose Santos (b. 1961), retired Chilean thoroughbred jockey honored by the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in the United States
  • Eduardo Santos Montejo (1888-1974), leading Colombian publisher and politician and President of Colombia from August 1938 to August 1942
  • Joly Braga Santos (1924-1988), Classical music composer from Lisbon, Portugal
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    7. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Santos Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Santos 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.

    This page was last modified on 22 November 2016 at 05:23.

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