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Solly Family History

Solly Name Meaning

English (Kent): unexplained. Compare Solley. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Soilligh ‘son of Soilleach’, possibly derived from soilghe ‘ease’, ‘agreeableness’.

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

Similar surnames: Holly, Sally, Solley, Soley, Dolly, Polly, Sully, Zolla, Boley, Billy

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Where is the Solly family from?

You can see how Solly families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Solly family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Solly families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 9 Solly families living in British Columbia. This was about 23% of all the recorded Solly's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Solly families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Solly surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Solly ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Solly. 43% of Solly men worked as a Farmer.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Solly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Solly 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Solly. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Solly. For the veterans among your Solly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Solly lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Solly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Solly in 1957 was 70, and 73 in 2004.

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