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Roffey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Roffey is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. Roffey comes from the Norman given name Rudolph.


Early Origins of the Roffey family


The surname Roffey was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from early times, soon after the Norman Conquest by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Roffey family


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Roffey Spelling Variations


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.

Early Notables of the Roffey family (pre 1700)


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...
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Migration of the Roffey family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Roffey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Peter Roffey, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Taymouth Castle" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 26th June 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Taymouth Castle 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/taymouthcastle1855.shtml.
  • William Roffey, aged 29, a gardener, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Taymouth Castle" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 26th June 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Taymouth Castle 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/taymouthcastle1855.shtml.

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  1. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 26th June 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Taymouth Castle 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/taymouthcastle1855.shtml.


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