In the year 1870-1880, this community is already considered a barrio because of its geographical features, population established lives of its residents. And in the year 1900, it was fully recognized as a barrio by itself.
The name Santor was derived from the name a fruit tree that is harvested during the hot season. Nearly all the households in the barrio have this tree planted in their backyards. According to several versions of the early settlers, the first time the Spaniards came to this barrio, they asked what the name of the place and thinking that, what they meant is the name of the fruit tree. They told the Spaniards, it is a Santor fruit. But the Spaniards pronounced it Santor and it remains as is until this date.
At present, the barrio is living peacefully under the blessing of their patron saint, St. Laurence. He is a living example of a man who sacrificed his life for the sake of his religion. This saint was a man of deep devotion to his Catholic Church faith. In those days San Lorenzo is one of the staunchest supporter and defender of the Catholic Church. When the pagan Romans were persecuting the Christians a Bishop, with Lorenzo as assistant even hold their masses in the underground makeshift chapel. But sooner, they were captured and sentenced to death. But they were given a certain condition, that they shod turn back their religion denounce their Christian beliefs and be save from death. But St. Lorenzo chose to die in defense of his faith he was brutally murdered by being roasted like a pig. He was declared a Christian martyr of the Church. Hence with the life of their patron saint as inspiration, the people of Santor lived devoted spiritual lives. They constructed a chapel, where their religious practices are centered.
6,868 as of 2007 Source: NSO Census of Population, 2007