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Soto Family History

Soto Name Meaning
habitational name from any of numerous places named Soto or El Soto, from soto ‘grove’, ‘small wood’ (Latin saltus).Castilianized spelling of Asturian-Leonese Sotu, a habitational name from a town so named in Asturies.Castilianized spelling of the Galician equivalent, Souto.

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

1,181,629 Historical Documents with Soto on Ancestry.com
860,173 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
13,817 Military Records
41,378 Immigration Records
169,803 Census and Voter Lists
96,458 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Soto Families

  • Number of Soto families
     272 - 541
     91 - 271
     1 - 90
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Soto families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Soto last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Soto census records

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Soto Family Origin

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Soto Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Soto

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Soto Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Soto census records

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Soto Civil War Service Records

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