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Santos Family History

Santos Name Meaning
from a personal name, byname, or nickname, dos Santos (from Spanish Todos los Santos ‘All Saints’, Portuguese Todos os santos), typically bestowed on a child born on All Saints’ Day.in many cases, a habitational name from any of the places named Santos, from the dedication of a local church or shrine to all the saints. This is a very common Portuguese surname.

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

1,603,455 Historical Documents with Santos on Ancestry.com
1,256,847 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
19,842 Military Records
82,739 Immigration Records
136,679 Census and Voter Lists
107,348 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Santos Families

  • Number of Santos families
     225 - 448
     76 - 224
     1 - 75
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Santos families
     12 - 22
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Santos families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Santos Family Origin

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Santos Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Santos

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Santos Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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