The Roantree surname comes from the Middle English word "rown" and the Old English word "tree;" meaning together, a "rowan tree." Thus the first to bear the name likely lived near such a tree. 
Early Origins of the Roantree family
The surname Roantree was first found in Yorkshire where some of the earliest records of the name include: William Rowentree, Yorkshire who was listed in the Deposition from York Castle; and Ralph Roentree, Yorkshire who was listed in the Remains of Dean Granville.  Robert Rountre was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Yorkshire in 1301. 
The famous English confectionery business Rowntree's is based in York and was founded in 1862 by Henry Isaac Rowntree (1837-1883.)
Early History of the Roantree family
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Migration of the Roantree family to Ireland
Some of the Roantree family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.