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The original bearer of the name Sotomayor, 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 Sotomayor 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.

Sotomayor Early Origins



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

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Sotomayor Spelling Variations


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Sotomayor 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.

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Sotomayor Early History


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Sotomayor Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sotomayor research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1227 and 1830 are included under the topic Early Sotomayor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sotomayor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sotomayor Early Notables (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 Sotomayor 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:

Sotomayor Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francisco De Sotomayor, who landed in America in 1811
  • Gutierre De Sotomayor, who landed in America in 1811
  • Alonso De Sotomayor, who arrived in America in 1835
  • Pedro De Sotomayor, who landed in Florida in 1838
  • Rafael De Sotomayor, who arrived in New Spain in 1855
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sotomayor (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sotomayor (post 1700)



  • Chris Sotomayor, American colorist in the comic book industry, known for his work with Marvel
  • Sonia Sotomayor (b. 1954), U.S. Supreme Court justice
  • Fernando Álvarez de Sotomayor y Zaragoza (1875-1960), Spanish painter
  • Liesel Holler Sotomayor, Peruvian model and beauty pageant holder, Miss Peru 2004
  • Víctor Sotomayor (b. 1968), retired Argentine football player
  • Carlos Sotomayor (1911-1988), Chilean painter, one of the principal exponents of the cubism from South America
  • Federico Sotomayor y Vigil, Peruvian military officer

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    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    8. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    11. ...

    The Sotomayor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sotomayor 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 30 November 2016 at 19:53.

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