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