Family History and Genealogy Resources by Surname
Soto Surname Origin
(Spanish) habitational name from any of numerous places named Soto or El Soto, from soto ‘grove’, ‘small wood’
Source: American Surnames. ; Smith, Elsdon C; Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.
Soto Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Soto family history than the origin of your surname:
A Soto Family History Thought:
'Every man is his own ancestor, and every man his own heir. He devises his own future, and he inherits his own past.' -- H. F. Hedge