Solana History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Solana family. The original bearer of the name Solana, 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 Solana 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."

Early Origins of the Solana family

The surname Solana was first found in Catalonia, in northeastern Spain.

Early History of the Solana family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Solana research. Another 114 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1074 and 1469 are included under the topic Early Solana History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Solana Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Solana family (pre 1700)

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 Granada, was named for Isabel de Solís. Also of note were seventeenth century Spanish historian and...
Another 67 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Solana Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Solana migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Solana Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Catalina Solana, who sailed to New Spain in 1563 with her sister Maria
Solana Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Marques DeLa Solana, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1836 [1]
  • Catalina Solana, who landed in New Spain in 1863 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Solana (post 1700) +

  • J. Ramon Solana, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Havana, 1943 [2]
  • Manuel Beltran y Solana, American politician, Honorary Consul for Mexico at Boston, Massachusetts, 1911
  • Fernando Solana Morales (1931-2016), Mexican diplomat, politician and businessman, Secretary of Education (1993-1994), Secretary of Foreign Affairs (1988-1993), Secretary of Education (1977-1982)
  • Solana Romeu, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1932 [3]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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