Origins Available: French
Early Origins of the Rolin family
The surname Rolin was first found in Lorraine
where they were anciently possessed a seigneurie, which classified them as members of the aristocracy for that reason. Their first elevation to the nobility was in 1532.
Early History of the Rolin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rolin research.Another 124 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1688, 1661, 1741, 1628, 1376, 1462, 1408, 1483, 1661, 1741 and 1694 are included under the topic Early Rolin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Rolin Spelling Variations
History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations
of the name Rolin, some of which include Rollin, Rolin, Rollon, Rolon, Rollant, Rolant and many more.
Early Notables of the Rolin family (pre 1700)
Notable in the family name was Nicolas Rolin (1376-1462), Chancellor to Philip the Good (Philip III, Duke of Burgundy); and Jean (Jehan) Rolin (1408-1483), Burgundian bishop... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rolin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Rolin family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name Rolin. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Rolin were
Rolin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mrs. Rolin who settled in New York State in 1822
- Benoit R. Rolin, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1834
- Pierre Francois Rolin, who landed in New York, NY in 1840 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Rolin (post 1700)
- Olivier Rolin (1947-1994), French writer, recipient of the Prix Femina in 1994
- Jean Philippe Rolin (1949-1988), French writer and journalist, recipient of the Albert Londres Prize for journalism in 1988