SANDOVAL - Name Meaning and Origin

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The Spanish surname Sandoval is a geographical or habitational last name derived from any of the places named Sandoval, in particular the village of Sandoval de la Reina in the Spanish province of Burgos. The place name Sandoval originated as Sannoval, from the Latin saltus, meaning "grove" or "forest," plus novalis, or "newly cleared land."

Sandoval is the 55th most common Hispanic surname.

Surname Origin:  Spanish, Portuguese

Alternate Surname Spellings:  DE SANDOVAL, SANDOBAL, DE SANDOBAL, SANDOVEL

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Where do People with the Sandoval Surname Live?

According to Public Profiler: World Names the majority of individuals with the Sandoval surname live in Argentina, followed by concentrations in the United States, Austria, France, and Switzerland. Public Profiler doesn't include information from all countries, however, including Mexico and Venezuela.

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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