Today's generation of the Soll family bears a name that was brought to England
by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Soll family lived in Derbyshire
. Their name, however, is a reference to Subligny, Normandy
, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Soll family
The surname Soll 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
by marriage with the Painells, but their main estates were at Newton Solney which later became Soley, and Sola.
Early History of the Soll family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Soll research.Another 188 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1595 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Soll History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Soll Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Soll include Sola, Soul, Soule, Sole, Sooley, Soole, Solley, Sollee, Soully, Sully, Soley, Solney and many more.
Early Notables of the Soll family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Soll family to Ireland
Some of the Soll 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.
Migration of the Soll family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Solls to arrive on North American shores:
Soll Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Frantz Soll, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Soll (post 1700)
- George Soll, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 3rd District, 1962 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html