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Where did the English Rolins family come from? What is the English Rolins family crest and coat of arms? When did the Rolins family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Rolins family history?The name Rolins reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Rolins family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Rolins is based on the Norman given name Ralph. This name, which also occurs as Ralf, Rolf, and Raoul, is adapted from the Old French given name Raol.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Rolins has been recorded under many different variations, including Rawlings, Rawlins, Rawlington, Rawlinson and others.
First found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rolins research. Another 239 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1620, 1670, 1679, 1690 and 1755 are included under the topic Early Rolins History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 107 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rolins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Rolins family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 109 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Rolinss were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: John Rawlines settled in Barbados with his servants in 1680; Benjamin Rawlings settled in Barbados in 1680 with his wife and servants; John Rawlings settled in Barbados in 1680 with his wife and servants.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Cognosce teipsum et disce pati
Motto Translation: Know thyself, and learn to suffer.
The Rolins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rolins 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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