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Where did the French Riolai family come from? What is the French Riolai family crest and coat of arms? When did the Riolai family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Riolai family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Riollet, Riollets, Riollé, Riollés, Riollée, Riollées, Riollait, Riollaits, Riollai, Riollais, Riolleai, Riolleais, Riolet, Riolets, Riolé, Riolés, Riolée, Riolées, Riolait, Riolaits, Riolai, Riolais, Rioleai, Rioleais, de Riollet and many more.

First found in Poitou, where the family has been traced to olden times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Riolai research. Another 220 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1461, 1650, and 1774 are included under the topic Early Riolai History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Riolai Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pierre settled in Quebec 1672; François settled in 1681.


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  8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Riolai Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Riolai Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 2 October 2003 at 16:12.

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