Sollay is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Sollay family once lived in the county of Cheshire
, where they held the estate of Sale. The surname Sollay was originally derived form the Old English word soel
which refers to a hall.
In this case the original bearers of the surname Sollay were either servants at the hall
or resided near a dining hall. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Sollay family
The surname Sollay was first found in Cheshire
but the family can be found throughout ancient Britain in early years. The Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273 list Robert a la Sale. Placita de Quo Warranto, temp.
Edward I-III lists Nicholas de la Sale, temp. 20 Edward I
and William de la Sale. Robert de la Sale was Bailiff of Norwich in 1327. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
"About the time of Edward I., Thomas, son of William De la Sale, held twelve acres of land in Ickleford, Hertfordshire. According to Cussans, the Hertfordshire Sales hailed from Scotland nearly two centuries ago, and he mentions Francis Sale, a gentleman who was married at Ashwell in 1694." CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
Early History of the Sollay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sollay research.Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1675, 1670, 1671, 1697, 1736 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Sollay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sollay Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Sollay family name include Sale, Sail, Sales, Salle, Salley, Sally, Sallete, Sallett and many more.
Early Notables of the Sollay family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: William Sayle (c.
1590-1675), English explorer and later settler of the Bahamas, the first governor of colonial South Carolina from 1670-1671; and... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sollay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sollay family to Ireland
Some of the Sollay family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 52 words (4 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 Sollay family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Sollay surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Edward Sale settled in Boston in 1635; William, James, Mary and John Sale settled in Charles Town, South Carolina, in 1767; John Sales and his wife settled in Salem in 1630.