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 Sotillo 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 Sotillo family
Castile, in north central Spain.
Early History of the Sotillo family
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Sotillo 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 Sotillo family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sotillo family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Sotillo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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