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Rolland Early Origins



The surname Rolland 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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Rolland Spelling Variations


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Rolland Spelling Variations



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

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Rolland Early History


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Rolland Early History



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

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Rolland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rolland Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Rolland In Ireland


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Rolland In Ireland



Some of the Rolland 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:

Rolland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Rolland settled in Virginia in 1653
  • John Rolland, who arrived in Virginia in 1653

Rolland Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacques Rolland, aged 18, landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • Jacques Rolland, aged 18, settled in Louisiana in 1719
  • Guillaume Rolland, aged 16, landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • Louis Antoine Rolland, aged 26, landed in Louisiana in 1720
  • Joseph Rolland, who settled in Louisiana in 1756

Rolland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hraus Rolland, aged 25, arrived in New York, NY in 1855
  • Bran Rolland, aged 25, arrived in New York, NY in 1855
  • Elizabeth Rolland, aged 15, landed in New York in 1862
  • George Rolland, aged 20, arrived in New York in 1862
  • Mary Rolland, aged 55, arrived in New York in 1862
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rolland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William E. Rolland, aged 32, a quarrier, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Cheapside"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rolland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rolland (post 1700)



  • Pierre Jacques Nicolas Rolland, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Pierre Rolland (1931-2011), Canadian oboist, English horn player, radio broadcaster, music critic and music educator
  • Pierre Rolland (1772-1848), French Brigadier General, named a Baron of the First French Empire
  • Marion Rolland (b. 1982), French gold medalist World Cup alpine ski race
  • Kevin Rolland (b. 1989), French seven-time gold medalist freestyle skier
  • Romain Rolland (1866-1944), French writer and dramatist, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915
  • Michel Rolland (b. 1947), French oenologist
  • Colette Rolland (b. 1943), French computer scientist
  • Alain Rolland (b. 1966), former Irish rugby union footballer and current international referee
  • George Murray Rolland, English soldier in the 1st Bombay Grenadiers, Indian Army, who was a recipient of the Victoria Cross for deeds on April 22, 1903

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    8. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Rolland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rolland 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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