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Solano Name Meaning

Spanish, Aragonese, Asturian-Leonese: habitational name from any of the places named Solano (Burgos and Málaga provinces) or El Solano (Asturies, and Uesca, Aragon), named with solano ‘place exposed to the sun’ (Late Latin solanum, a derivative of sol ‘sun’). Spanish and Portuguese: from a personal name adopted in honor of Francisco Solano, a 17th-century missionary to South America. Italian: possibly also from the personal name adopted in honor of Francisco Solano.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Solana, Sola, Solar, Soland, Silano, Molino, Morano, Llano, Siano

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Solano Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Solano name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Solano. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • England & Wales


  • Spain


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Portugal


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Solano Family Origin

Where is the Solano family from?

Solano Family Occupations

What did your Solano ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Solano occupation in the UK was Landholder & Planter. 100% of Solano's were Landholder & Planters.

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  • Landholder & Planter


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Solano Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Solano. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Solano census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Solano. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Solano. For the veterans among your Solano ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Solano Life Expectancy

What is the average Solano lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Solano life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Solano in 1952 was 31, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Solano ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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