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Where did the Spanish Sol family come from? What is the Spanish Sol family crest and coat of arms? When did the Sol family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Sol family history?

From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Sol family. The original bearer of the name Sol, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Sol family originally lived in any of the numerous village and towns named Soler. This place-name is derived from the word "soler," which means "site" or "plot" and it is ultimately derived from the Late Latin word "solarium," which means "bottom" or "ground."

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Solís, de Solís, Solis, de Solis, Soliz, Soler, Solé, de Solé, Sole, de Sole, Solano, Sol, de Sol, del Sol, Sols, Soles, Solares and many more.

First found in Catalonia, in northeastern Spain.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sol research. Another 419 words(30 lines of text) covering the years 1074 and 1469 are included under the topic Early Sol History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 133 words(10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sol Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sol Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Diederic Sol, aged 37, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748

Sol Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Felia Sol, aged 22, landed in New Orleans, La in 1848

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  10. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
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The Sol Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sol Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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