Solares History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

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

Early History of the Solares family

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

Solares 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 Solares 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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Solares Ranking

In the United States, the name Solares is the 10,295th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Solares migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Solares Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francisco Solares, aged 28, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Solares (post 1700) +

  • Pablo Solares Legorreta (b. 1984), Mexican gold, silver and two-time bronze medalist middle distance runner
  • Ignacio Solares (b. 1945), Mexican novelist, editor and playwright, best known for his bestseller La invasion (The Invasion, 2004)
  • Gilberto Martínez Solares (1906-1997), Mexican actor, cinematographer and screenwriter
  • Pablo Solares Legorreta (b. 1984), Mexican gold, silver and two-time bronze medalist middle distance runner


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  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)


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