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Soule is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The Soule family lived in Derbyshire. Their name, however, is a reference to Subligny, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Soule Early Origins



The surname Soule 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, Devon and Somerset by marriage with the Painells, but their main estates were at Newton Solney which later became Soley, and Sola.

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Soule Spelling Variations


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Soule Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Soule family name include Sola, Soul, Soule, Sole, Sooley, Soole, Solley, Sollee, Soully, Sully, Soley, Solney and many more.

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Soule Early History


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Soule Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Soule research. Another 188 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1595 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Soule History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Soule Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Soule Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Soule Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Soule In Ireland


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Soule In Ireland



Some of the Soule family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Soule family to immigrate North America:

Soule Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Soule (1595-1679), who arrived in America on November 11, 1620
  • George Soule ( c. 1594-1677), one of the indentured servants who traveled on the Mayflower in 1620 and established Plymouth Colony, one of the signers of the Mayflower Compact.
  • William Soule, who arrived in Virginia in 1652

Soule Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Soule, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Francis Soule, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749

Soule Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Cornelius Soule, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • G W Soule, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • S Soule, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • J Soule, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • W B Soule, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Soule Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Timothy Soule U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Soule (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Soule (post 1700)



  • Nathan Soule (1790-1860), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York
  • John P. Soule (1828-1904), early American photographer and publisher in Boston, Massachusetts and later in Seattle, Washington
  • Micky Lee Soule (b. 1946), American musician
  • Andy Soule (b. 1980), American bronze medalist Nordic skier at the 2010 Winter Paralympics in Vancouver
  • George Soulé, American songwriter, singer, drummer, record producer and studio engineer
  • George Wilberforce Soulé (1849-1922), American businessman, founder of Soulé Steam Feed Works, descendant of another George Soule, the Mayflower servant and settler
  • Silas Stillman Soule (1838-1865), American radical abolitionist and Kansas Territory Jayhawker anti-slavery militant, close friend of John Brown and Walt Whitman
  • Pierre Soulé (1801-1870), American politician and diplomat, United States Senator from Louisiana in 1847 and (1849-1853)
  • Olan Soule (1909-1994), American character and voice actor, best known as the first television animation voice of Batman from 1968 to 1984
  • Jeremy Soule (b. 1975), American composer of soundtracks for film, television and video games, best known for his work in The Elder Scrolls series
  • ... (Another 31 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  11. ...

The Soule Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Soule Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 7 December 2016 at 13:41.

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