Sota History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The original bearer of the name Sota, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Sota family originally lived in one of the numerous towns or villages named Soto. The place-name Soto is derived from the Spanish word "soto," which refers to a "thicket" or "grove." This word is itself derived from the Latin word "saltus," which refers to a pasture land containing a forest or wood.

Early Origins of the Sota family

The surname Sota was first found in Castile, in north central Spain.

Early History of the Sota family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sota research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1227 and 1830 are included under the topic Early Sota History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sota Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Soto, de Soto, Desoto, Sota, de Sota, de la Sota, Desota, Sotela, Sotelo, de Sotelo, Sotera, Sotero, Sotillo and many more.

Early Notables of the Sota family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family Domingo de Soto, 16th century Spanish theologian and professor at the University of Salamanca; 17th century Spanish actress Catalina Sotomayor; 19th century Honduran politician Marco Aurelio Soto; 19th century Spanish military officer Raimundo María Soto; 19th...
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sota Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Sota migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sota Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jauriano DeLa Sota, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • M De Sota, aged 42, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1831 [1]
  • Luis Sota, aged 38, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1850 [1]
  • P Sota, aged 29, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1854 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Sota (post 1700) +

  • Vicente Agustín Sota Barros (1924-2017), Chilean politician, President of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile (1994-1995)


  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)


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