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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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Where is the Solano family from?

You can see how Solano families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Solano family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Solano families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 81 Solano families living in New Mexico. This was about 63% of all the recorded Solano's in the USA. New Mexico had the highest population of Solano families in 1880.
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What did your Solano ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Solano. 52% of Solano men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Solano women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Solano were Carpenter and Machine Operator.

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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
    52%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    20%
  • Packer
    14%
  • Operator Sewing Machine
    14%
  • Machine Operator
    14%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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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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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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