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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 sailed to America in 1528
  • Isabel de Sosa sailed to New Spain in 1536
  • Antonio de Sosa sailed to Guatemala in 1538
  • Gracia de Sosa 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
  • Gaspar De Sosa, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • Gaspar de Sosa, who sailed to Puerto Rico in 1816
  • Juan De Sosa, who landed in America in 1828
  • Cristobal De Sosa, who arrived in Spanish Main in 1834
  • ... (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)



  • Esteban Sosa, American Democrat politician, Elected Texas State Board of Education 3rd District 1992
  • Douglas Sosa, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996
  • David Sosa, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996; Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 118th District, 1997
  • Dan Sosa Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Mexico 2nd District, 1992
  • José Ernesto Sosa (b. 1985), Argentine football attacking midfielder
  • 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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    4. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. 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. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. 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.

    This page was last modified on 24 November 2016 at 13:26.

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