Sollie is a name that was brought to England
by the ancestors of the Sollie family when they migrated to the region after the Norman Conquest
in 1066. The Sollie 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 Sollie family
The surname Sollie 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 Sollie family
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Sollie Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Sola, Soul, Soule, Sole, Sooley, Soole, Solley, Sollee, Soully, Sully, Soley, Solney and many more.
Early Notables of the Sollie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sollie family to Ireland
Some of the Sollie family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Sollie family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Sollie or a variant listed above: George Soule (1595-1679), who arrived in America on November 11, 1620 aboard the Mayflower; George and Alice Soley who settled in Virginia in 1663; Henry and Elizabeth Soley settled in Jamaica in 1774.
Contemporary Notables of the name Sollie (post 1700)
- Michael Sollie, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1928 (member, Credentials Committee) CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html