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The SANTOS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 98,993 279 0.037 367
United States (1880 census) 278 15148 0.001 6
Change since 1880 +98715 +14869 +0.036 +361
Other Countries
Australia 1,091 1516 0.007 67
United Kingdom 1,268 4312 0.003 28

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Classification and Origin of SANTOS

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Spain

Language of origin: Spanish

Ethnic origin: Iberian

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the SANTOS surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the SANTOS surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of SANTOS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 327 0.33
White (Hispanic) 57,733 58.32
White (Caucasian) 21,709 21.93
Asian/Pacific 13,077 13.21
Mixed Race 4,336 4.38
Black/African American 1,802 1.82

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the SANTOS surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of SANTOS in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of SANTOS.

Similar names to SANTOS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as SANTOS.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for SANTOS

The following words are slight variants of SANTOS that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.