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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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Where is the Sol family from?

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 1880 there were 4 Sol families living in Maryland. This was about 27% of all the recorded Sol's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Sol families in 1880.
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What did your Sol ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sol. 50% of Sol men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Sol women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sol were Cook and Saleslady. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Cook

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Stero
  • Saleslady
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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 USA, 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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