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.
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