Early Origins of the Rolen family
The surname Rolen was first found in Ayrshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland
, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire
, where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland
to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Rolen family
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Rolen Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Rolland, Roland, Rowland, Rowlands, Rowlandson, Rolan and many more.
Early Notables of the Rolen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rolen family to Ireland
Some of the Rolen family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 270 words (19 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Rolen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Rolen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- J. Rolen, aged 27, who arrived in America from Liverpool, England, in 1896
Rolen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Roy Rolen, aged 19, who arrived in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1918
- Erling Rolen, aged 19, who arrived in America, in 1920
Contemporary Notables of the name Rolen (post 1700)
- Scott Bruce Rolen (1975-1996), American former Major League Baseball third baseman who played from 1996 to 2012, eight-time Gold Glove winner and seven-time All-Star