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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
  • Charles Roane, who landed in Virginia in 1664
  • Banks Roane 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 H. Roane (1787-1845), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia (18151817), U.S. Senator (18371841)
  • Spencer Roane (1762-1822), American lawyer and jurist, Judge of the Court of Appeals (17941822)
  • John Selden Roane (1817-1867), American Confederate general during the American Civil War, 8th Governor of Arkansas (18491852)
  • John Roane (1766-1838), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia (18091815), father of John Roane
  • John J. Roane (1794-1869), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia's 12th congressional district (18311833)
  • Archibald Roane (1769-1819), American politician, Governor of Tennessee (18011803)
  • 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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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    11. ...

    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.

    This page was last modified on 19 October 2015 at 16:02.

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