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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."
The surname Sol was first found in Catalonia, in northeastern Spain.
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.
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 and printed products wherever possible.
Prominent among members of the family was Isabel de Solís, a fourteenth century noblewoman who was taken captive by the Muslims of Granada. She converted to Islam, took the name Zoraya, then married the King, Abulhassan. The Tower of La Cautiva ("The Captive"), which still stands inside the Alhambra palace in...
Another 83 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sol Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Sol Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Sol Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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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