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Solar Name Meaning

Spanish Catalan Aragonese and Asturian-Leonese: topographic name from solar ‘ancestral home’ (a derivative of solum ‘ground floor’) perhaps denoting someone who lived near or at the house of an important family. Galician and Spanish: habitational name from any of the places called Solar (Lugo La Rioja). Slovenian (Šolar): status name for an educated person from a derivative of šola ‘school’. Compare German Scholer and English Scholar see also Sholar . Slovenian Croatian and Serbian: occupational name for a salt merchant from a derivative of sol (Serbian so) ‘salt’. Jewish (from Ukraine): occupational name from Ukrainian solyar ‘salt merchant’. Compare above.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Soler, Sola, Smolar, Stolar, Solarz, Bolar, Solak, Tolar, Sklar

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You can see how Solar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Solar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Solar families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Solar families living in Louisiana. This was about 67% of all the recorded Solar's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Solar families in 1840.
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What did your Solar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Solar. 30% of Solar men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Solar women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Solar were Farmer and Teacher. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
  • Clerk
  • Cook
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Solar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Solar 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 Solar. 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 Solar. For the veterans among your Solar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Solar lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Solar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Solar in 1940 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

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