Origins Available: English
The name Rolan is from that ancient region of France known as Brittany
. This particular name is derived from the old Germanic personal name
Hrodlant, which is composed of the Old German elements hrod, meaning fame or victory, and lant, meaning land or territory.
Early Origins of the Rolan family
The surname Rolan was first found in Brittany
, where the family has held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Rolan family
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Rolan Spelling Variations
The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local
dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Rolan is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Rolland, Roland, Rollan, Rolan, Rolend, Rollend, Rollen, Rauland, Raulend, Rolain, Rollain, Raullen, Raullan, Raulan, Rolands, Rollands, Roling and many more.
Early Notables of the Rolan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rolan family to the New World and Oceana
By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Rolan has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Rolan were
Rolan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Wm. Rolan, aged 46, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
- Adam Rolan, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1896
- John Rolan, aged 21, who landed in America from Carlaw, in 1899
Rolan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Bridget Rolan, aged 17, who emigrated to America, in 1902
- John Rolan, aged 34, who settled in America from Ireland, in 1908
- Sarah Rolan, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1920
- Elisa D. Rolan, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1921
- Felix Rolan, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921
Rolan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Miss. Catherine Rolan who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Venilia" departing 28th May 1847 from Limerick, Ireland; the ship arrived on 11th July 1847 but she died on board CITATION[CLOSE]
Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 94)