Early Origins of the Solas family
The surname Solas was first found in Herefordshire
, where the Solas family was anciently seated as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066; the language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. However, many Saxon surnames survived, and the family name Solas was first referenced in the year 1176, when Henry de Solaris held estates in that shire. Today, Neen Sollars is a village and civil parish in south east Shropshire
. The village dates back to before the Domesday Book
where it was listed as NeneCITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The de Solers family were found here from the late 12th centuryCITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Solas family
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Solas Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Sollars, Sollas, Sollis, Sollace, Soller, Sollar, Sollas, Solles, Solers, Solars, Solis, Solas and many more.
Early Notables of the Solas family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Solas family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Solas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Peter Solas, aged 27, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1825 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)