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The name Sola reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Sola family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Sola family lived in Derbyshire. Their name, however, is a reference to Subligny, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Sola Early Origins



The surname Sola was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. They were descended from a noble who accompanied King William whose home in Normandy was at Subligny near Avranche. Richard Subligny was Bishop of Avranches. They acquired considerable estates in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset by marriage with the Painells, but their main estates were at Newton Solney which later became Soley, and Sola.

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Sola Spelling Variations


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Sola Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Sola include Sola, Soul, Soule, Sole, Sooley, Soole, Solley, Sollee, Soully, Sully, Soley, Solney and many more.

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Sola Early History


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Sola Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sola research. Another 188 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1595 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Sola History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sola Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sola Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sola Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sola In Ireland


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Sola In Ireland



Some of the Sola family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Solas to arrive on North American shores:

Sola Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Basilio Sola, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1804
  • Juan Sola, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • Francisco De Sola, aged 40, landed in New Orleans, La in 1826
  • Francisco Sola, aged 30, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Fco Sola, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sola (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sola (post 1700)



  • Frank Sola, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 4th District, 1942; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1952, 1956
  • Antonio Téllez Solá (1921-2005), Spanish anarchist, journalist and historian

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Sola Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sola 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.

    This page was last modified on 3 February 2016 at 16:23.

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