Early Origins of the Solt family
The surname Solt was first found in Staffordshire
where the surname is numerous and there is a village named Salt located there. During the reign of Henry III., Ivo de Saut held one knight's fee in Saut, of the Barony of Stafford. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Solt family
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Solt 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 Solt family name include Salt, Saut and others.
Early Notables of the Solt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Solt 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 Solt surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Samuel Salt who settled in Virginia in 1679; Joseph Salt settled in Virginia in 1672; William Salt settled in Virginia in 1771; Robert Salt arrived in Philadelphia in 1854..