Solano History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

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

Early History of the Solano family

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Solano 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 Solano 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...
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Solano Ranking

In the United States, the name Solano is the 3,290th most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. [1]

United States Solano migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Solano Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Sancho Solano, who sailed to Guatemala in 1538
Solano Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bartolome Solano, who arrived in America in 1812 [2]
  • Cristobal Solano, who arrived in America in 1812 [2]
  • Diego Solano, who arrived in America in 1816 [2]
  • Hernando Solano, who arrived in America in 1828 [2]
  • Sancho Solano, who arrived in Guatemala in 1838 [2]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Solano (post 1700) +

  • Juan Solano, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1976 [3]
  • Henry L. Solano, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Colorado, 1993-98 [3]
  • Solita Solano (1888-1975), pseudonym of Sarah Wilkinson, American writer, poet and journalist
  • José Solano (b. 1971), American actor, best known for his role as Manny Gutierrez on Baywatch
  • Julio Cesar Solano (1960-1980), Dominion Republic-born, American Major League Baseball relief pitcher in the 1980s
  • Don José de Solano y Bote Carrasco y Díaz (1726-1806), Spanish Marquess of Socorro, Spanish Naval officer
  • Carlos Solano, Costa Rican football striker, member of the Costa Rica National football team
  • Nolberto Albino "Ñol" Solano Todco (b. 1974), retired Peruvian professional footballer
  • Francisco Solano Lopez (1827-1870), Paraguayan president from 1862 to 1870

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  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from on Facebook