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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. Americanized spelling of Hungarian Szántó (see Szanto).

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

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 the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 17 Santo families living in Ontario. This was about 46% of all the recorded Santo's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Santo families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Santo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Santo ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Santo. 50% of Santo men worked as a Farmer.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Fisherman
  • Agent

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
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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 Canada, 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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