Solorzano History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Solorzano family. The original bearer of the name Solorzano, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Solorzano family originally lived in any of the numerous village and towns named Soler. This place-name is derived from the word "soler," which means "site" or "plot" and it is ultimately derived from the Late Latin word "solarium," which means "bottom" or "ground."
Early Origins of the Solorzano family
The surname Solorzano was first found in Catalonia, in northeastern Spain.
Early History of the Solorzano family
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Solorzano Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Solís, de Solís, Solis, de Solis, Soliz, Soler, Solé, de Solé, Sole, de Sole, Solano, Sol, de Sol, del Sol, Sols, Soles, Solares and many more.
Early Notables of the Solorzano family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Isabel de Solís, a fourteenth century noblewoman who was taken captive by the Muslims of Granada. She converted to Islam, took the name Zoraya, then married the King, Abulhassan. The Tower of La Cautiva ("The Captive"), which still stands inside the Alhambra palace in Granada, was named for Isabel de Solís. Also of note were seventeenth century Spanish historian and...
In the United States, the name Solorzano is the 7,123rd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Solorzano Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Solorzano Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. 
Solorzano Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century