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Early Origins of the Sollers family

The surname Sollers 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 Nene3 The de Solers family were found here from the late 12th century4

Early History of the Sollers family

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Sollers 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 Sollers family

Distinguished members of the family include

  • the Sollers family of Herefordshire

United States Sollers migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sollers Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robert Sollers, who landed in Virginia in 1664 5

Contemporary Notables of the name Sollers (post 1700) +

  • Augustus Rhodes Sollers (1814-1862), American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates, 1837-38; U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1841-43, 1853-55 (7th District 1841-43, 6th District 1853-55); Delegate to Maryland State Constitutional Convention, 1850 6
  • Philippe Sollers (1936-2023), born Philippe Joyaux, a French writer and critic who co-founded the avant garde literary journal Tel Quel in 1960

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  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. 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)
  6. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from on Facebook