The history of the German surname Roll begins in the former royal duchy of Swabia, now the modern region of Baden-Wurrtemburg. There are two possible origins for the name. Firstly, Roll may have originated as a diminutive of the Germanic
Hruodilo or Rudelin; in this case, the surname would be used to mean "son of Roll." Alternatively, the name may be derived from the Middle High German word "rolle," meaning "scroll" or "list."
The surname Roll was first found in the duchy of Swabia, where there are records of the name dating back as far as 1321, when Konrad Rölin was living near Strassburg. The young Roll family was prominent during these early times, playing an important role in the development of Swabian society.
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of this family name include: Roll, Rholl, Rael, Rhaell, Roil, Rhael and many more.