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Roland Early Origins



The surname Roland was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Roland Spelling Variations


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Roland Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rolland, Roland, Rowland, Rowlands, Rowlandson, Rolan and many more.

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Roland Early History


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Roland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roland research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1184, 1196, 1296, and 1555 are included under the topic Early Roland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Roland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Roland Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Roland In Ireland


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Roland In Ireland



Some of the Roland family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 270 words (19 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Roland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Roland settled in Virginia in 1656
  • Francis Roland, who settled in Virginia in 1656
  • Francis Roland, who arrived in Virginia in 1656
  • Thomas Roland, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682

Roland Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Abraham Roland, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Henrich Roland, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1772
  • Henry Roland settled in Pennsylvania in 1772

Roland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Roland arrived in Philadelphia in 1804
  • Monsieur Roland, who landed in New York in 1819
  • J. Roland settled in Baltimore in 1820
  • John Roland, who landed in Mississippi in 1840
  • Johann Christoph Roland, aged 32, arrived in Missouri in 1845
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Roland Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Elisabeth Roland, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Ernst Roland, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Friederick Roland, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757

Roland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • G. Roland arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cheapside" in 1849
  • M.A. Roland arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Senator" in 1849

Roland Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Roland arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • E.W. Roland arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • Mary A. Roland arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • Josephine Roland arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • Edward Roland, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Agnes Muir" in 1872
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Roland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Roland (post 1700)



  • Ruth Roland (1892-1937), American stage and film actress and film producer
  • Johnny Earl Roland (b. 1943), American NFL football running back, inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame
  • John Roland (b. 1941), American journalist
  • Joe Roland (b. 1920), American jazz vibraphonist
  • Gilbert Roland (1905-1994), Mexican-born, American two-time Golden Globe Award nominated actor
  • Gene Roland (1921-1981), American jazz composer and musician
  • Edwin J. Roland (1905-1985), American twelfth Commandant of the United States Coast Guard (1962 to 1966)
  • Edgar "Ed" Eugene Roland III (b. 1963), American musician and vocalist of the alternative rock band Collective Soul
  • Dennis Roland (b. 1983), American football offensive tackle
  • Charles P. Roland (b. 1918), American historian, professor emeritus of the University of Kentucky
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Roland Historic Events


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Roland Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Roland, British Stoker 2nd Class, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Roland


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Suggested Readings for the name Roland



  • The Roland and Spicer Families of Maryland and Dorset, England by Charles Thomas Roland.

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Roland Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    11. ...

    The Roland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Roland 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.

    This page was last modified on 27 August 2015 at 15:11.

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