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Solan Family History

Solan Name Meaning

Irish (mainly County Mayo): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Sochlacháin ‘descendant of Sochlachán’, a personal name formed with a diminutive of sochlach ‘renowned’.

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


Similar surnames: Nolan, Folan, Toran, Ronan, Dolan, Wolan, Wogan, Shean, Colen, Soland

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Where is the Solan family from?

You can see how Solan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Solan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Solan families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Solan family living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Solan's in the USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Solan families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Solan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Solan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Solan. 29% of Solan men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Solan women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Solan were Clerk and Clerk.

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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
    29%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Miner
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    30%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Machine Operator
    15%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Solan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Solan 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Solan. 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 Solan. For the veterans among your Solan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Solan lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Solan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Solan in 1954 was 49, and 71 in 2004.

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