Show ContentsSoles History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

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

Early History of the Soles family

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Soles 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 Soles family

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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Soles Ranking

In the United States, the name Soles is the 10,420th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Soles migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Soles Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Alexander Soles, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Soles (post 1700) +

  • Robert Charles "R.C." Soles Jr. (1934-2021), American politician, Democratic member of the North Carolina Senate (1977-2011)
  • Steven Soles, American singer-songwriter, record producer, and guitarist
  • Pamela Jayne Soles (b. 1950), born Pamela Jayne Hardon in Frankfurt, a German-born American actress, known for her roles in Carrie (1976) Halloween (1978) and Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)
  • Michael Soles (1966-2021), All-Star Canadian university and Canadian Football League fullback from Pointe Claire, Quebec
  • Linden Soles (b. 1956), Canadian television journalist from Winnipeg, Manitoba, best known to international audiences as an anchor on CNN
  • Paul Robert Soles (1930-2021), Canadian voice actor from Toronto, known for voicing the title character in Spider-Man (1967), and portrayed Hermey in the 1964 television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Monongah Mine
  • Mr. Michael Soles (b. 1872), American coal miner who was in mine 8 at the Monongah mine on 6th December 1907 when it exploded and collapsed; he died [3]

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  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. Monongah Mining Disaster retrieved on 8th August 2021. (Retrieved from on Facebook