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Origin and popularity of the name SANTO


Santo : 1: 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.2: Catalan (Santó): probably a nickname from Catalan santó ‘little saint’ diminutive from sant.5: American French: altered form of St. Onge. Compare Santor.3: Americanized form of Hungarian Szántó ‘plowman’ (see Szanto).4: Croatian: occupational name in a Slavicized form from Hungarian szántó ‘plowman’ (see Szanto).


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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