Solis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

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

Early History of the Solis family

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

Solis 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 Solis 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 Solis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Solis migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Solis Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Martín de Solís, who sailed to America in 1511
  • Antonio de Solís, who explored the Caribbean coasts of Mexico in the year 1512
  • Rodrigo de Solís, who sailed to America in 1516
  • Diego de Solís, who sailed to Venezuela in 1534
  • Diego De Solis who immigrated to Venezuela in 1534
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Solis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Martin De Solis, who arrived in America in 1811 [1]
  • Francisco De Solis, who arrived in America in 1812 [1]
  • Jacob O Solis, aged 32, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]
  • Daniel Solis, aged 28, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]
  • Jacob J Solis, aged 32, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Solis (post 1700) +

  • Mickey Solis, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1980 [2]
  • Maya Solis, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2008 [2]
  • Juan F. Solis, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 28th District, 1997; Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 124th District, 2000 [2]
  • Jim Solis, American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 38th District; Elected 1992- 2002; Elected unopposed 2004; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996 [2]
  • Jesse Solis, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 2004 [2]
  • Hilda L. Solis (b. 1957), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988,1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; Member of California State Senate, 1992-2001; U.S. Representative from California, 2001-08 (31st District 2001-03, 32nd District 2003-08) [2]
  • Daniel Solis, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1996, 2004, 2008 [2]
  • Alexia A. Solis, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2008 [2]
  • Fermin Solis Campos (b. 1972), Spanish cartoonist, animator, and illustrator
  • Manuel Camacho Solís (1946-2015), Mexican politician, Secretary of Foreign Affairs (1993-1994)
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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