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Sola Name Meaning

Catalan (Solà): habitational name from any of the minor places called Solà in Catalonia, or topographic name from Catalan solà, ‘place exposed to the sun’. This is a very common Catalan name. Portuguese and Catalan: possibly an occupational nickname for a shoemaker, from sola ‘sole (of a shoe)’.

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


Similar surnames: Sol, Sala, Sole, Solar, Soll, Pola, Mola, Gola, Zola, Seda

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Where is the Sola family from?

You can see how Sola families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sola family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sola families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Sola family living in Missouri. This was 100% of all the recorded Sola's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Sola families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sola surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sola ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sola. 27% of Sola men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Sola women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sola were Mechanic and Packer.

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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
    27%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Mechanic
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housework
    7%
  • Packer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Sola. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sola census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Sola. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sola. For the veterans among your Sola ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sola lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Sola life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Sola in 1954 was 58, and 76 in 2004.

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