Soto Family History
Soto Name Meaning
Spanish: habitational name from any of numerous places called (El) Soto from soto ‘grove small wood’ (from Latin saltus). Compare De Soto and Zoto . Asturian-Leonese: Castilianized form of a habitational name from the town of Sotu in Asturias (Spain). Galician: Castilianized form of Souto a cognate of 1 above.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press