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Where did the Spanish Santoyo family come from? What is the Spanish Santoyo family crest and coat of arms? When did the Santoyo family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Santoyo family history?

The noble Spanish surname Santoyo is of toponymic origin that is, it is derived from the name of the place where its original bearer was born or resided.Thus, the first bearer of this surname was a person who resided or was born in Santoyo.


Spelling variations of this family name include: Santojo, Santayo and others.

First found in the district of Astudillo, in the province of Palencia. An early reference to this surname dates back to the fifteenth century with a record of Francisco Nevares de Santoyo, lord of the towns of Carabaña, Valdelecha and Orusco.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Santoyo research. Another 390 words(28 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Santoyo History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 66 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Santoyo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Santoyo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alonso De Santoyo, who arrived in New Spain in 1834
  • Mr. Santoyo, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851


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  7. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
  8. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. 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. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
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The Santoyo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Santoyo 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 1 March 2015 at 09:15.

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