See also: santorum
From Italian. For most bearers, the surname is from Latin sanctorum (“of the saints”). For some individuals of Italian or Maltese ancestry, the name is related to the Italian Santorino (“from the island of Santorini”).
- A surname.
2008, Paul Ryan Brewer, chapter 4, in Value War, Rowan & Littlefield, Inc., ↑ISBN, page 67:
- On April 7, 2003, Senator Rick Santorum signaled his opposition to same-sex marriage in no uncertain terms.
- ^ 2003, Mario Cassar, The surnames of the Maltese Islands: an etymological dictionary: < It. santorino meaning "a native of or an immigrant originating from Santorini" [Wettinger:1978]. Related It. forms: Santori(o), Santorelli, Santorini, Santoriello, Santorum, Santoru (Sard.).