Early Origins of the Roskelley family
The surname Roskelley was first found in Cumberland
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times and were the Lords of the manor of Roskell. Since Cumberland
was not included in the Domesday Book
taken in 1086, and initiated by Duke William of Normandy
after the conquest of England
in 1066, the records of this northern county are scarce, and it may be assumed that their estates were reasonably well scattered over that shire.
Early History of the Roskelley family
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Roskelley Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Roskill, Roskil, Roskel, Roskell, Roskal, Roskall, Rosiell and many more.
Early Notables of the Roskelley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Roskelley family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: N. Roskill who settled in New York State in 1821.
The Roskelley 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: Ros coeli
Motto Translation: A shower from heaven.