Early Origins of the Roeorthay family
The surname Roeorthay was first found in Somerset
, where a Norman noble was granted lands by his liege Lord, William, Duke of Normandy
. They branched north to Scotland
where typically many Norman nobles were granted lands by the Scottish monarch.
Early History of the Roeorthay family
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Roeorthay Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Roatt, Roat, Roett, Roet, Rowat, Rowatt, Rowet, Rowett, Rouet, Rouett and many more.
Early Notables of the Roeorthay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Roeorthay family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: R. Rouet, who settled in Maryland in 1722; Barnett Roat settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1738; followed by Lucy and Alderey; John Roett settled in Philadelphia in 1871..
The Roeorthay Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Quaerere verum
Motto Translation: To seek the truth.