Sol Family History
Sol Name Meaning
Spanish and Portuguese: from the female personal name Sol from sol ‘sun’ also used as a short form of the Marian name María del Sol ‘Mary of the Sun’; or perhaps a nickname for someone with a cheerful disposition from the same word. This name was also frequent among Jews in Spain. Compare Del Sol Catalan and French (Occitan): nickname from Catalan Occitan sol ‘calm’. Catalan (Sòl) and French (Occitan): topographic name from the communal threshing floor (Catalan sòl Occitan sol)’ or a habitational name from any of the places called Sòl in Catalonia (Spain) or (Le) Sol in southern France e.g. in Cantal and Lot. Compare Del Sol Dutch and Flemish: perhaps a topographic name from Dutch sol ‘pit filled with water’. Jewish (from Poland; Sól): metonymic occupational name for a salt merchant from Polish sól ‘salt’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022