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Rolle is a name that was brought to England by the ancestors of the Rolle family when they migrated to the region after the Norman Conquest in 1066. The Rolle family lived in Yorkshire. Their name, however, is a reference to Roullours, in Calvados, in the arrondissement of Dieppe, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Rolle Early Origins



The surname Rolle was first found in Yorkshire where they were undertenants in the honor of Richmond being descended from the distinguished Norman family of Rollos of Roullours in Calvados, arrondisement of Dieppe, in Normandy. A century later it appears that William de Rollos, Lord of Bourne in the county of Lincoln to the south, was also a branch of this distinguished family. Richard Rolle (1290-1349) was an English religious writer, Bible translator, and hermit. He is also known as Richard Rolle of Hampole or de Hampole. He studied at Oxford.

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Rolle Spelling Variations


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Rolle Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Rolle have been found, including Rolls, Rowles, Rolston, Rolleston, Rollesby, Rolles, Rholes and many more.

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Rolle Early History


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Rolle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rolle research. Another 425 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1792, 1568, 1736, 1633, 1589, 1656, 1647, 1671, 1669, 1735, 1705, 1708, 1630, 1686, 1656, 1664, 1665, 1672, 1673, 1622, 1660, 1654 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Rolle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rolle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rolle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Robert Rolle (d. 1633) of Heanton Satchville, Devon; and his son, Henry Rolle (1589-1656), an English judge and Chief Justice of the King’s Bench; Sir Samuel Rolle (d. 1647); and his son, Dennis Rolle (d. 1671) of Great Torrington, a lawyer of the...

Another 73 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rolle Notables 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



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Rolle were among those contributors:

Rolle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ieronimus Rolle, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Johannes Rolle, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Helene Rolle, aged 38, landed in America in 1839
  • Friedrich Ludwig Rolle, who arrived in Texas in 1845
  • Johann Rolle, who landed in Kentucky in 1881
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rolle Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Rolle, aged 22, arrived in Canada in 1657

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rolle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rolle (post 1700)



  • Reggie Rolle (b. 1976), African-American actor
  • Samari Rolle (b. 1976), American football NFL cornerback
  • Myron Rolle (b. 1986), American football safety, Rhodes Scholar
  • Esther Rolle (1920-1998), American actress, best known for her portrayal of Florida Evans
  • Antrel Rolle (b. 1982), American NFL football player
  • John Rolle (1756-1842), 1st Baron Rolle, a British peer who had served as a Member of Parliament
  • Michel Rolle (1652-1719), French mathematician

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    The Rolle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rolle 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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