From the historical and enchanting region of Spain
emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Soldevilla family. The original bearer of the name Soldevilla, 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 Soldevilla 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 Soldevilla family
The surname Soldevilla was first found in Catalonia, in northeastern Spain.
Early History of the Soldevilla family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Soldevilla research.Another 114 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1074 and 1469 are included under the topic Early Soldevilla History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Soldevilla 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 Soldevilla 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 Soldevilla Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Soldevilla family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Antonio de Solís, who explored the Caribbean coasts of Mexico in the year 1512. Other early migrants to the New World bearing this surname or a variant spelling of the name were Martí.
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