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The surname Rolack was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland. Rollo ( c. 846-c. 932), baptised Robert, was a Viking who became the first ruler of Normandy, a region of France.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rollo, Rollock and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rolack research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1390, 1419, 1481, 1471, 1513, 1565, 1584, 1577, 1659, 1600, 1700, 1679 and 1758 are included under the topic Early Rolack History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Notable amongst the Clan from early times was John Rollo, 1st of Duncrub (died 1390); Duncan Rollo, 2nd of Duncrub (died 1419); Andrew Rollo, 3rd of Duncrub (died 1481); Robert Rollo (died 1471), William Rollo, 4th of Duncrub (died 1513); Andrew Rollo, 7th of Duncrub (died 1565); James Rollo...

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rolack Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Donald Rollo arrived in New York State in 1820.

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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: La fortune passe par tout
Motto Translation: The vicissitudes of fortune are common to all.

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    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
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    The Rolack Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rolack Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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