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My goal in posting this information and the links I have found to information on the SOLON family is to find others who are also researching this family or know more about it. I have been trying to go back even one more generation on this family for many years without any luck. If just one person with information sees this and contacts me, it will all be worth the effort. If you know anything at all about this surname, please contact me today. My e-mail address is [email protected].

Soundex Code for Solan, Solen, Solin, Solon, and Solun = S450


From the Irish word meaning �renowned�, it is found mainly in Co. Mayo and was previously anglicised as Solohan.
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Karen Beidelman [email protected] Researching Thomas SOLON & Sarah McGILL of Odell, IL through their son Joseph
Also looking into probable connection to John SOLON & Ellen GRANT of Champaign, IL who is said to be a brother to our Thomas.
Marilyn Yezek [email protected] Researching Thomas SOLON & Sarah McGILL of Odell, IL through their daughter Teresa
Holly Sullivan [email protected] Researching Thomas SOLON & Sarah McGILL of Odell, IL through their daughter Teresa
Len & Merril Bourne [email protected] Researching John SOLON family of New Zealand who was a son of Martin SOLON and Mary McGLYNN/McELLIN
Winnie Solon Bell [email protected] Researching descendants of the 14 children of my greatgreatgrandparents, Martin SOLON and Mary McGLYNN/McELLIN of Balin Lough, County Mayo, Ireland. Their son, Patrick (wife, Catherine Dalton), was my greatgrandfather. My grandparents were James Joseph and Mary McCarthy Solon. James Joseph was a half-brother of the John Solon who wrote the narrative about immigrating to America and settling in Dodge County, Wisconsin.
Pat Solon Rogers [email protected] Researching descendants of the 14 children of Martin SOLON and Mary McGLYNN/McELLIN. My Father's name was Joseph Martin Solon and he died in 1984, so is listed on the Social Security Index as living in Rockford, IL-Born in Watertown, WI as was his father Peter Solon.
John Solon Stack [email protected] Looking for anyone connected to John Thomas, my grandfather, son of Martin, grandson of Martin SOLON and Mary McGLYNN/McELLIN. John Thomas was also from the Watertown area and is buried in St. Bernard's cemetary.
Melva J. Solon [email protected] My husband is Thomas Peter Solon. His father was Leonard Bartholomew Solon. Leonard's father was Leonard P. Solon. I believe that Leonard P.'s father was James P. Solon, but I don't know James P.'s father's name nor who came from Ireland and when.
Marge Solan [email protected] Researching John SOLAN of Virginia
Delia J. Smith [email protected] Researching Ellen SOLAN . circa 1840 in Claremorris, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Pam Matras [email protected] Researching Frank W. SOLAN (born ca. 1862) of Chicago, and daughter Cassie
Lynn M. Gallagher
daughter of Harold Gallagher
[email protected] Researching Bridget Solan/Solon b. 1824, Tullynahoo, Co. Mayo, Ire. m. Owen Lavin
Paul Solon [email protected] Researching Marc Louis Solon (b. Montauban, France 1835) emigrated to UK 1870. He had 8 children of whom several emigrated to the USA, including: Leon Victor Solon, Camille Solon, and Andre Solon
Terri Tomisak [email protected] Researching ANNA SOLON age 15 and living in Winona, MN on 1870 census. Anna has children listed in later censuses (William Eckert and Anna Eckert). In 1883 she married Frank G. Brown. In January 1884 they had a son, Jerome Smith Brown. In the 1900 Census, Anna 45 years old, and is said to have been born in March, 1855. She is the mother of 7 children, 5 of whom are still living, the youngest listed in the household is Jerome, age 16. By 1920 she is living with her son William Eckert in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her year of immigration to the US is listed as 1865.
Denell Solon [email protected] Researching Edward SOLON (born circa 1930) of Chandler Street in Tewksbury, MA he married Helena (aka Barbara) Dunn who married Jimmy Jones when Edward Solon died.
Joseph and Judy Peace [email protected] My husband's mother was Honore Quigley SOLON from Chicago; Honore's father was Martin Joseph SOLON b. April 1861 Kiltimagh, Killeden, Mayo, Ire d. 24 Sep 1926 Chicago, IL; Martin's father was John Jack SOLAN, b. before 1820 in County Mayo; John's father was Dudley SOLAN, b. ca 1802.
Susan Groff [email protected] Researching Martin J. SOLON born Apr 1861 Kiltimagh, Killeden, County Mayo, Ireland died 24 Sep 1926 Chicago, Cook County, IL burial in Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Cook County, IL who married Ellen E. QUIGLEY 23 Nov 1886 Holy Family Rc, Chicago, Cook County, IL
Margaret Smith Kristich [email protected] My Great Aunt Mary Smith of Brackloon married Tony Solan (father was Patrick) who was born in Tullynahoo, County Mayo, abt 1857. They had the following children: Thomas, Michael, Tony, Patrick, Mary Kate (married Patrick O'Malley), John and James.
Tony and Tom Solan moved to Anaconda, Montana. Tony died during the Great Influenza Pandemic in 1918. Some of Tom's descendents still live in Montana and some moved to New Mexico, Washington and California. Also some Solans in Pennsylvania. Another cousin who I have not been in contact with, Tony Solan lives in Leeds, England. Sadly one of the three Solan brothers who came to Montana, Tony, died in 1918 during the Great Influenza Pandemic, he was only 23.
Debbie Solan [email protected] Owen Solan (of Claremorris) m. Ellen Ruane, at least one child - Martin Solan b 29 Sept 1864 of Claremorris m. Agnes Mary Hamilton db 1867 of Parsonstown Kings County, had 9 children - Thomas, John, Martin, Edward, Richard, Mary Agnes, Terrence, Francis, and James. James died at birth with his mother, my ggrandmother, in 1907 she was 41. At some point immigrated to US and settled in Salisbury, Connecticut. Info on Owen, Ellen, and son Martin is eluding me. They are my gggrandparents and ggrandfather respectively.
Brenda Dillard [email protected] John Solon from Galway Ireland married Julia Tuhoy also from Galway Ireland. I know of 5 children: Catherine b.abt 1855, who married James Corcoran Apr 7,1891 in Chicago. Anna who stayed in New York and married a police officer and lived on 41st st. Long Island. She was born 1867 in Portumna Ireland. Patrick b. Apr 17, 1864 Drummin Galway Ireland. Thomas and Mary, which I am still looking for. John is listed as a laborer on the 1864 birth register in the District of Drummin in the Union of Portumna in Galway for the birth of Patrick. Julia is buried at Mt Olivet cemetary in Chicago.
Bob Powers [email protected] I have data going back to my 3rd Great Grandparents Thomas Patrick Solon and Bridget Birmingham Regan born 1827 and 1822 respectively. Thomas had a brother John who married Mary Graham in 1852. John's decendents settled in the Indiana area and Thomas' in Ohio and Michigan.
Ryan Novak [email protected] looking for any information about Thomas Patrick Solon and Bridget Birmingham Regan.
Marianne Fisher [email protected] My Solan ancestor is my grandmother, Anne Solan, daughter of Martin Solan (1826-1888) and Mary Harrison (1824-1912). She was born in Cartron, Claremorris on 28 September 1864, bapt. on 9 Oct 1894 with sponsors Martin Harrison and Catherine Harrison according to the so. mayo family history center in Ballinrobe, Mayo, Ireland. Martin Solan and Mary Harrison were married in Mayo Abbey R. C. parish on 7 April 1859 with Richard Mullany and Mary Kennedy witnesses. Other children of this marriage include: Mary Solan 1861 (sp Patrick Solan and Anne Stanton) , Bridget Solan, 1862 (sp Patrick Solan and Mary Rochford), Catherine Solan, 1866 (sp. John McDonnell and Mary Walsh) and Patrick Solan 1868 (sp. Darby Naughton and Bridget Bourke). In Griffith's Mary Solan, possibly mother of Martin, was listed in Cartron, Claremorris, on plot 2b and on plot 2a was listed Martin Mullany.
John F. (Jack) Solan, Jr. [email protected] My father, John F. SOLAN, was the son of Patrick SOLAN. Patrick SOLAN was born in Claremorris, IRE, circa 1870 to Martin SOLAN and Mary Harrison and died in Dorchester, MA, on 21 April 1928. Patrick was brother to Mary, Bridget, Catherine, and Annie M. SOLAN.
Constance Diamond
Better known as the SOLON List-Mom!
[email protected] I am researching the Peter Solan family of Barston, Dalry, Aryshrie, Scotland and Chicago, Illinois. Peter Solan married Hannah Peebles in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire in 1841. Hannah and at least four their children came to Chicago in 1895. Hannah died in Chicago, daughter Margaret married Claude Coombs in Chicago, sons Patrick, Robert, and John were in Chicago through at least 1900. Peter Solan died after 1891 and before 1893 (where I don't know as yet) when his son Michael married in Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Pat (Solon) Todd [email protected] I am a Solon, married now, and from the Chicagoland area. My dad, Joseph I Solon was the only son of Ignatius J Solon, one of two sons of James "Little Dudley" Solon. Ignatius (Nace) was one of the youngest and had somewhere between 8-10 sisters.
Dennis Walsh
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Researching the family of Michael SOLON and Mary (Mayme) LYDON. Children included Margaret, John, Patrick L., and Thomas. After arrival to the U.S. in the early 1850's, the families lived in Grant and Iowa counties in Wisconsin. Patrick and Thomas' family later lived to Lyon and Sioux counties in Iowa. More information on the family of Patrick L. Solon is available at There is also another Solon/Solan connection in this family. A daughter of Patrick L. Solon married John McEnroe. John was a son of Catherine Solon (born in Ireland about June 1850), and a grandson of Patrick and Mary Solon. This Patrick Solon was born in Ireland about 1815, lived in the vicinity of Elgin, Illinois, and later moved to Kossuth Co., Iowa.
(an expatriate Englishman now resident in Australia)
[email protected] My mother's maiden name was Solan. My G Grandfather was John Solan b1845 in Toxteth Park a suburb of Liverpool UK, his father was Bryan Solan about whom I know nothing, but I believe he was born in Ireland, he married Mary Garvey who was born in Ireland about 1811 to 1815, this was obtained from the census 1871 to 1891. My problem is I don't know what County they came from or where they married. I've searched the marriage indexes from 1845 to 1837 and found nothing so I assume they married in Ireland,but where?
Diana Anderson [email protected] Researching the Solon line from my great grandmother, Elizabeth Alice Solon (1870-1964), daughter of Martin Merril Solon, Sr. (1805-1892) and Anna Corcoran (1820-1890). Martin and Ann were born in County Mayo, Ireland and immigrated to US before 1848. Lived in Pennsylvania until moving to Iowa about 1859 and lived in Fayette and Cerro Gordo counties in Iowa. Martin and Ann are buried in St. Joseph Cemetery in Mason City, Iowa along with their son Anthony and his family. To learn more about these ancestors, click here.
Tony Solin [email protected] I am researching my grandfather, Per Olaf Solin (Australia).

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