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Sol Surname Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: from the female personal name Sol from sol ‘sun’ also used as a short form of the Marian name María del Sol ‘Mary of the Sun’; or perhaps a nickname for someone with a cheerful disposition from the same word. This name was also frequent among Jews in Spain. Compare Del Sol Catalan and French (Occitan): nickname from Catalan Occitan sol ‘calm’. Catalan (Sòl) and French (Occitan): topographic name from the communal threshing floor (Catalan sòl Occitan sol)’ or a habitational name from any of the places called Sòl in Catalonia (Spain) or (Le) Sol in southern France e.g. in Cantal and Lot. Compare Del Sol Dutch and Flemish: perhaps a topographic name from Dutch sol ‘pit filled with water’. Jewish (from Poland; Sól): metonymic occupational name for a salt merchant from Polish sól ‘salt’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Sola, Som, Sole, Pol, Soll, Son, So, Gold, Wolf, Soli

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You can see how Sol families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sol family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Sol families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Sol families living in Hampshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Sol's in United Kingdom. Hampshire had the highest population of Sol families in 1891.
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What did your Sol ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Flight Engineer was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Sol. 100% of Sol men worked as a Flight Engineer. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Flight Engineer
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Sol. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 367 military records available for the last name Sol. For the veterans among your Sol ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sol lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Sol life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Sol in 1961 was 54, and 77 in 2004.

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