of 1066. Roffey comes from the Norman given name Rudolph.
in 1066 A.D.
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Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Roffey were recorded, including Roffe, Rolfe, Rolph, Roalph, Roff, Ruff, Rouf and others.
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Rough (died 1557), Scottish Protestant martyr, is stated to have been born in 1510, but as he was incorporated in St. Leonard's College in the university of St. Andrews in 1521. He was a close friend of John Knox and was soon... Another 70 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roffey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.