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Rolo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Rolo family

The surname Rolo was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland. Rollo (c. 846-c. 932), baptised Robert, was a Viking who became the first ruler of Normandy, a region of France.

Early History of the Rolo family

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Rolo Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rollo, Rollock and others.

Early Notables of the Rolo family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the Clan from early times was John Rollo, 1st of Duncrub (died 1390); Duncan Rollo, 2nd of Duncrub (died 1419); Andrew Rollo, 3rd of Duncrub (died 1481); Robert Rollo (died 1471), William Rollo, 4th of Duncrub (died 1513); Andrew Rollo, 7th of Duncrub (died 1565); James Rollo...
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Migration of the Rolo family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Donald Rollo arrived in New York State in 1820.

Contemporary Notables of the name Rolo (post 1700)

  • Cyril Rolo, British Diplomat

The Rolo Motto

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: La fortune passe par tout
Motto Translation: The vicissitudes of fortune are common to all.

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