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Santo Family History

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. Catalan (Santó): probably a nickname from Catalan santó ‘little saint’ diminutive from sant. American French: altered form of St. Onge . Compare Santor . Americanized form of Hungarian Szántó ‘plowman’ (see Szanto ). Croatian: occupational name in a Slavicized form from Hungarian szántó ‘plowman’ (see Szanto ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Santo family from?

You can see how Santo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Santo family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Santo families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Santo family living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Santo's in USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Santo families in 1840.
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What did your Santo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Santo. 27% of Santo men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Santo women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Santo were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Laborer
  • Waitress
  • Housewife
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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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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.

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