Rollinson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Rollinson family

The surname Rollinson 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.

Richard Rollison is the fictional wealthy bachelor living in a Mayfair flat at 22 Gresham Terrace, nicknamed the Toff, by John Creasey (1908-1973) in his 60 Toff adevntures.

Important Dates for the Rollinson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rollinson research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1184, 1196, 1296, 1555 and are included under the topic Early Rollinson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rollinson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rolland, Roland, Rowland, Rowlands, Rowlandson, Rolan and many more.

Early Notables of the Rollinson family (pre 1700)

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rollinson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Rollinson family to Ireland

Some of the Rollinson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 66 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rollinson migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rollinson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Rollinson, who landed in New York in 1798 [1]
Rollinson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J R Rollinson, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]

Rollinson migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Rollinson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Maria Rollinson, aged 40, a laundress, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hindostan" in 1875
  • Maria Rollinson, aged 13, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hindostan" in 1875
  • John Rollinson, aged 10, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hindostan" in 1875
  • Henrietta Rollinson, aged 7, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hindostan" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Rollinson (post 1700)

  • John K. Rollinson (1884-1948), American writer of western non-fiction from Buffalo, New York
  • William Henry Winslow "Bill" Rollinson (1856-1938), American Major League Baseball catcher for the Washington Nationals
  • Simeon Harrison Rollinson (1870-1935), American Democrat politician, Candidate for New Jersey State House of Assembly, 1898; Mayor of West Orange, New Jersey, 1922-34 [2]
  • Charles W. Rollinson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1932 [2]
  • Timothy Robert "Tim" Rollinson (b. 1959), English-born, Australian two-time APRA Award winning jazz guitarist and composer
  • Neil Rollinson (b. 1960), British poet from Yorkshire
  • Christopher Rollinson, New Zealand silver medalist boxer at the 1950 British Empire Games
  • Alan Rollinson (b. 1943), British former racing driver
  • Adrian Rollinson (b. 1965), British two-time 2nd and three-time 3rd Strongman competitor
  • William Rollinson Whittingham (1805-1879), American fourth Episcopal Bishop of Maryland

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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