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Roantree History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Robert Rountre was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Yorkshire in 1301. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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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Another 226 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1659, 1683, 1809, 1376 and are included under the topic Early Roantree History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Roantree Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Rowntree, Rountree, Rowantree and others.

Early Notables of the Roantree family (pre 1700)


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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 155 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Roantree family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Roantree Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Thomas H. Roantree, aged 56, originally from Middleham, Scotland, arrived in New York in 1904 aboard the ship "Numidian" from Glasgow, Scotland [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNSK-M3N : 6 December 2014), Thomas H. Roantree, 29 Dec 1904; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Numidian, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • William Roantree, aged 24, originally from Cavan, Ireland, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Caledonia" from Londonderry, Ireland [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXX1-1MS : 6 December 2014), William Roantree, 19 Mar 1907; citing departure port Londonderry, Ireland, arrival port New York, ship name Caledonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Joseph Roantree, aged 40, originally from Newbridge, Ireland, arrived in New York in 1911 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Liverpool, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJLK-Y32 : 6 December 2014), Joseph Roantree, 18 Aug 1911; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • W. Roantree, aged 23, arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "West Calumb" from Gibraltar, Spain [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FC-FZC : 6 December 2014), W. Roantree, 27 Aug 1920; citing departure port Gibraltar, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name West Calumb, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Annie Phyllis Roantree, aged 21, originally from Dublin, Ireland, arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Laconia" from Liverpool, England [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN4R-BM8 : 6 December 2014), Annie Phyllis Roantree, 03 Aug 1924; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Laconia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Roantree (post 1700)


  • William J. Roantree, American inventor who received a US patent for the "Differential Roller Nut" in 1968
  • James S. Roantree (1835-1873), Irish-born, American sergeant in the United States Marine Corps during the American Civil War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery
  • Mark Roantree, Irish researcher at the School of Computing, Dublin City University
  • Jackie Mulvey Roantree, Irish actress, known for Eleven Stories (1991)and Hard Shoulder (1990)
  • Jackie Roantree, Irish actress, known for Murdair Mhám Trasna (2018)
  • Ray Roantree, Irish two-time Irish Film and Television Award winning editor, known for Fallout (2006-), Trouble with Sex (2005), and True Lives (1998-)
  • Sean Roantree (b. 1965), Irish actor, known for BBC Play of the Month, Man of Straw (1972) and Play for Today (1970)
  • Myles Roantree, Australian head coach of the Australia women's national under-18 volleyball team
  • Kevin Roantree O'Shiel (1891-1970), Irish politician and civil servant who was involved in drawing up the Constitution of Ireland and liaised with the League of Nations

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Citations


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNSK-M3N : 6 December 2014), Thomas H. Roantree, 29 Dec 1904; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Numidian, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXX1-1MS : 6 December 2014), William Roantree, 19 Mar 1907; citing departure port Londonderry, Ireland, arrival port New York, ship name Caledonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJLK-Y32 : 6 December 2014), Joseph Roantree, 18 Aug 1911; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FC-FZC : 6 December 2014), W. Roantree, 27 Aug 1920; citing departure port Gibraltar, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name West Calumb, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN4R-BM8 : 6 December 2014), Annie Phyllis Roantree, 03 Aug 1924; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Laconia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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