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The illustrious surname Roane is classified as a habitation surname, which was originally derived from a place-name, and is one form of surname belonging to a broader group called hereditary surnames. Habitation names were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Topographic names, form the other broad category of surnames that was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.

Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. Roane is a place-name from in Rouen, the capital of Normandy. The surname was derived from the Viscountcy of Rohan, in Brittany, in France. As a local name, it could also have been derived from the local at the rowan which referred to a residence beside a rowan-tree. Habitation names were derived from the name of the town, village or hamlet where the person originally lived.

Roane Early Origins



The surname Roane was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Roane Spelling Variations


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Roane Spelling Variations



Since the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules, Breton surnames have many spelling variations. Latin and French, which were the official court languages, were also influential on the spelling of surnames. The spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules. Therefore, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England after the Norman Conquest, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. The name has been spelled Roan, Rohan, Roohan, Rome, Rowan and others.

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Roane Early History


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Roane Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roane research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 169 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Roane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Roane Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Roane Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roane Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Roane In Ireland


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Roane In Ireland



Some of the Roane family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Roane, or a variant listed above:

Roane Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Teague Roane, who arrived in Virginia in 1655 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Charles Roane, who landed in Virginia in 1664 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Banks Roane, who arrived in Surinam in 1678

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Contemporary Notables of the name Roane (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Roane (post 1700)



  • William Henry Roane (1787-1845), American Democrat politician, Member of Virginia State House of Delegates, 1812-15; U.S. Representative from Virginia 22nd District, 1815-17; U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1837-41
  • William H. Roane, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Richmond, Virginia, 1837
  • Thomas J. Roane, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Macon County, 1844-45
  • Spencer Roane (1762-1822), American politician, Member of Virginia State House of Delegates, 1783-84; Member of Virginia Governor's Council, 1785-86; Judge, Virginia Court of Appeals, 1794-1822
  • Samuel C. Roane, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Arkansas, 1820-36
  • John Selden Roane (1817-1867), American politician, Member of Arkansas State House of Representatives, 1844; Governor of Arkansas, 1849-52
  • John Jones Roane (1794-1869), American Democrat politician, Member of Virginia State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Virginia 12th District, 1831-33
  • John Roane (1766-1838), American Democrat politician, Member of Virginia State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1809-15, 1827-31, 1835-37
  • James M. Roane, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 6th District, 1859-60
  • Francis J. Roane, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 5th District, 1938, 1940
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  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)

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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The Roane Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Roane 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.

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