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The history of the Sole family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Derbyshire. Their name, however, is a reference to Subligny, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Sole Early Origins



The surname Sole was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. They were descended from a noble who accompanied King William whose home in Normandy was at Subligny near Avranche. Richard Subligny was Bishop of Avranches. They acquired considerable estates in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset by marriage with the Painells, but their main estates were at Newton Solney which later became Soley, and Sola.

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Sole Spelling Variations


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Sole Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Sole family name include Sola, Soul, Soule, Sole, Sooley, Soole, Solley, Sollee, Soully, Sully, Soley, Solney and many more.

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Sole Early History


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Sole Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sole research. Another 188 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1595 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Sole History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sole Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sole Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sole Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sole In Ireland


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Sole In Ireland



Some of the Sole family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Sole family to immigrate North America:

Sole Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Detrick Sole, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1762
  • Henry Sole, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1762

Sole Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francisco De Sole, aged 40, landed in New Orleans, La in 1826
  • Francisco de Solé sailed to New Orleans in 1826
  • Francisco Sole, aged 30, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Fco Sole, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • Eslegun Del Sole, aged 25, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1835
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sole Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • William Sole, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sole (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sole (post 1700)



  • Edgar Sole, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Fairmont, West Virginia, 1968-70 (acting, 1968-70)
  • David Sole, American politician, Workers World Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1984
  • Josh Sole (b. 1980), New Zealand-born, Italian rugby union player
  • Oriol Solé, Uruguayan diplomat and writer
  • Carlos A Sole, professor

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    11. ...

    The Sole Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sole Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 28 January 2016 at 14:16.

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