Family History and Genealogy Resources by Surname
Santiago Surname Origin
(Galician, Portuguese, and Spanish) habitational name from any of the numerous places named for the dedication of their churches to St. James (Sant Iago).
Source: American Surnames. ; Smith, Elsdon C; Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.
Santiago Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Santiago family history than the origin of your surname:
A Santiago Family History Thought:
'In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage - to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum. An emptiness. And the most disquieting loneliness.' --Alex Haley