Santo Family History

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Santo Name Meaning

Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese: from the personal name Santo, from santo ‘holy’. In some instances the surname may have arisen from a nickname for a pious individual. Americanized spelling of Hungarian Szántó (see Szanto).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Santos, Sant, Sanzo, Santi, Santa, Santor, Sano, Szanto, Sante, Canto

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Santo Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Santo name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Santo. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Italy


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


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Santo Family Origin

Where is the Santo family from?

Santo Family Occupations

What did your Santo ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Butcher and Chure Woman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Santo. The most common Santo occupation in the UK was Farmer. 33% of Santo's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Santo family was Formerly Butchers Wife.

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  • Farmer

  • Butcher

  • Chure Woman

  • Formerly Butchers Wife


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Santo ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Santo Historical Records

What Santo family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Santo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Santo census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Santo. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Santo. For the veterans among your Santo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Santo Life Expectancy

What is the average Santo lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Santo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Santo in 1946 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Santo

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Santo ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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