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Where did the French Riolai family come from? What is the French Riolai family crest and coat of arms? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Riolai family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Riollet, Riollets, Riollé, Riollés, Riollée, Riollées, Riollait, Riollaits, Riollai, Riollais, Riolleai, Riolleais, Riolet, Riolets, Riolé, Riolés, Riolée, Riolées, Riolait, Riolaits, Riolai, Riolais, Rioleai, Rioleais, de Riollet and many more.

First found in Poitou, where the family has been traced to olden times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Riolai research. Another 220 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1461, 1650, and 1774 are included under the topic Early Riolai History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Riolai Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pierre settled in Quebec 1672; François settled in 1681.


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  2. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  4. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
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  6. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
  7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  11. ...

The Riolai Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Riolai Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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