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Santos Family History

Santos Name Meaning

Spanish Portuguese and Galician:: from a personal name typically bestowed on a child born on All Saints' Day (Spanish Todos los Santos Portuguese and Galician Todos os santos ‘All Saints'). Compare Spanish De los Santos Portuguese and Galician Dos Santos . habitational name from any of the places called (Los) Santos from the dedication of a local church or shrine to all the saints. Compare Spanish De Santos .

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


Similar surnames: Santo, Canto, Santoro, Antos, Santor, Banton, Sando, Sanzo, Salto

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Where is the Santos family from?

You can see how Santos families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Santos family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Santos families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 18 Santos families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 55% of all the recorded Santos's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Santos families in 1911.
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What did your Santos ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Santos. 100% of Santos 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
    100%
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Census Records

There are 137,000 census records available for the last name Santos. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Santos 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 98,000 immigration records available for the last name Santos. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Santos. For the veterans among your Santos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Santos lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Santos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Santos in 1942 was 31, and 71 in 2004.

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