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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Santon

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖San"ton
A Turkish saint; a kind of dervish, regarded by the people as a saint: also, a hermit.

Etymology: Sp. santon, augmented fr. santo holy, L. sanctus


From French santon, from Spanish santón.

  1. A Muslim holy man.
  2. In France (originally Provence), a small, hand-painted, terracotta figurine of a nativity character.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Santon

Davide Santon is a soccer player for the Inter Milan, Ravenna F.C., A.C. Cesena, Newcastle United F.C., Italy national under-17 football team, and Italy national under-20 football team. Davide was born on January 2nd, 1991 in Portomaggiore, Italy.


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Popularity of Santon as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Santon U.S.
  White 82.73% 64.26%
  African American 3.21% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.41% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 10.04% 16.26%

Of Last Name Santon

People with the last name Santon are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Santon

  • How Popular is the name Santon? As a last name Santon was the 77,012th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Santon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Santon is Sunday, September 24th, 1893.
  • How unique is the name Santon? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Santon. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Santon: Your name in reverse order is Notnas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sannot. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Santon? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 249 people with the last name Santon.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Santon? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Santon as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Past life for Santon born May 31, 1976

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Labrador approximately on 1700. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.