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Sole Name Meaning

English: from Middle English sol(e) ‘muddy pond wallowing place’ (Old English sol). The surname may be topographic for someone who lived by a muddy pond or habitational from a place so named such as Sole Farm in Great Bookham (Surrey). English: nickname for someone who was unmarried lived alone or was lonely from Middle English sol(e) ‘sole single lonely’ (Old French sol Latin solus ‘alone’). Catalan (Solé): variant of Soler .

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

Similar surnames: Sale, Mole, Dole, Sol, Sola, Hole, Soler, Soll, Cole, Soley

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Where is the Sole family from?

You can see how Sole families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sole family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sole families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 7 Sole families living in New York. This was about 21% of all the recorded Sole's in USA. New York had the highest population of Sole families in 1840.
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What did your Sole ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sole. 22% of Sole men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Sole women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sole were Machinist and New Worker. .

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Housewife
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Sole. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sole 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Sole. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Sole. For the veterans among your Sole ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sole lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Sole life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Sole in 1955 was 51, and 65 in 2004.

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