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The distinguished surname Sosa comes from Spain, a country rich in culture and history. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The Spanish surname Sosa is the Castillian form of the Galician and Portuguese surname Souza or Sousa.

Sosa Early Origins



The surname Sosa was first found in Galicia, in northwestern Spain.

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Sosa Spelling Variations


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Sosa Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sosa, de Sosa, Soso, Soza, Sousa, de Sousa, Souza and many more.

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Sosa Early History


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Sosa Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sosa research. Another 610 words (44 lines of text) covering the years 1037, 1139, and 1391 are included under the topic Early Sosa History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sosa Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sosa Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sosa 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:

Sosa Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Silvestre de Sosa, who sailed to America in 1512
  • Juan de Sosa, who sailed to America in 1528
  • Isabel de Sosa, who sailed to New Spain in 1536
  • Antonio de Sosa, who sailed to Guatemala in 1538
  • Gracia de Sosa, who sailed to Peru in 1579
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sosa Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Silvestre De Sosa, who landed in America in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Gaspar De Sosa, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Gaspar de Sosa, who sailed to Puerto Rico in 1816
  • Juan De Sosa, who landed in America in 1828 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Cristobal De Sosa, who arrived in Spanish Main in 1834 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sosa (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sosa (post 1700)



  • José Ernesto Sosa (b. 1985), Argentine football attacking midfielder
  • Esteban Sosa, American Democrat politician, Elected Texas State Board of Education 3rd District 1992 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Douglas Sosa, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • David Sosa, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996; Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 118th District, 1997 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Dan Sosa Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Mexico 2nd District, 1992 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Samuel Peralta "Sammy" Sosa (b. 1968), former Dominican Major League Baseball right fielder
  • Porfiro Lobo Sosa (b. 1947), elected President of Honduras in 2010
  • Mercedes Sosa (1935-2009), Argentine singer
  • Elias Sosa Martinez (b. 1950), Dominican relief pitcher in Major League Baseball
  • Gilberto Sosa (b. 1960), Mexican former Olympic boxer
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
  3. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
  4. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
  5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Sosa Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sosa 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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