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Early Origins of the Sollars family

The surname Sollars was first found in Herefordshire.

"The family came to England at the Conquest. Thurston de Solariis settled in Hereford, and Humphrey his brother with Bernard de Newmarch, 1088, in Brecon (Jones, Brecon, i. 92), where the family continued in the seventeenth century. Richard de Solariis in 1165 held three fees of ancient enfeoffment (Liber Niger.) Walter de Solars held Hope-Solar, Herefordshire, in the thirteenth century." [1]

"They held Neen-Solers at the end of the twelfth century, and had held Hope-Solers for several generations as mesne-lords before Simon de Solers became its owner through his wife Isabel Stokes, the youngest of two co-heiresses (the elder, AUce, married Robert le Archer, and brought him Aston). "William de Solers inherited Pauntley in Gloucestershire thro' his mother, only child of John de Pauntley. He left two sons, Richard and Simon. Walter, son of Richard, was mesne-lord of Hope, and a Thomas de Solers occurs as owner of Hope and Pauntley 51 Hen. Ill,; but whether he was Simon's son is uncertain. Sir John, Thomas's son, married Joan de Sitsylt (Cecil), and left an only daughter and heir Maud, married to William Whyttyngton of Warwickshire." [2]

Today, Neen Sollars is a village and civil parish in south east Shropshire. The village dates back to before the Domesday Book where it was listed as Nene[3] The de Solers family were found here from the late 12th century[4]

Early History of the Sollars family

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Sollars Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sollars, Sollas, Sollis, Sollace, Soller, Sollar, Sollas, Solles, Solers, Solars, Solis, Solas and many more.

Early Notables of the Sollars family

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Sollars Ranking

In the United States, the name Sollars is the 8,241st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [5]

United States Sollars migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sollars Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Ellen Sollars, aged 36, who immigrated to the United States from Columbus, U.S.A., in 1909
  • Herbert Sollars, aged 5, who immigrated to Columbus, U.S.A., in 1909

Contemporary Notables of the name Sollars (post 1700) +

  • Walter E. Sollars, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1948 [6]
  • Stella Sollars, American politician, Representative from Missouri 5th District, 1972 [6]
  • Steve Sollars, American sound engineer, known for his work on The Shield (2002), Space Cowboys (2000) and Harsh Times (2005)

  1. 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)
  2. Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 3 of 3
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  4. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  5. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  6. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from on Facebook