Sol Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: nickname ((del) Sol) for someone with a cheerful disposition, from sol ‘sun’ (Latin sol), but more likely from the female personal name Sol, of the same meaning and derivation or possibly in some cases from the Marian epithet (María del Sol). This name was frequent among Jews in Spain. Catalan and southern French (Occitan): nickname from Catalan, Occitan sol ‘calm’. Catalan (Sòl) and southern French (Occitan): habitational name from any of the places called Sòl in Catalonia, or Sol in southern France, as for example Le Sol in Cantal and Lot. Jewish: when not of Spanish origin (see 1 above), from Poland: metonymic occupational name for a salt merchant, from Polish sól ‘salt’.

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

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

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Sol Family Origin

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Sol Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sol family was Works In Woolen M.. The most common Sol occupation in the USA was Farm Laborer. 25% of Sol's were Farm Laborers. Farm Laborer, Farmer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sol.

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  • Farm Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Works In Woolen M.


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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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