Sosa History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Sosa family

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

Early History of the Sosa family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sosa research. Another 331 words (24 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.

Sosa Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Sosa family (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.


United States Sosa migration to the United States +

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]
  • Gaspar De Sosa, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816 [1]
  • Gaspar de Sosa, who sailed to Puerto Rico in 1816
  • Juan De Sosa, who landed in America in 1828 [1]
  • Cristobal De Sosa, who arrived in Spanish Main in 1834 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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]
  • Douglas Sosa, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996 [2]
  • David Sosa, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996; Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 118th District, 1997 [2]
  • Dan Sosa Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Mexico 2nd District, 1992 [2]
  • Osvaldo "Chiche" Sosa (1945-2020), Argentine football manager and player
  • 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
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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


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