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The name Rollend is from that ancient region of France known as Brittany. This particular name is derived from the old Germanic personal name Hrodlant, which is composed of the Old German elements hrod, meaning fame or victory, and lant, meaning land or territory.

Rollend Early Origins



The surname Rollend was first found in Brittany, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

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Rollend Early History


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Rollend Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rollend research. Another 619 words (44 lines of text) covering the years 1268, 1510, 1786, 1867, 1642 and 1678 are included under the topic Early Rollend History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rollend Spelling Variations


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Rollend Spelling Variations



Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Rollend, including Rolland, Roland, Rollan, Rolan, Rolend, Rollend, Rollen, Rauland, Raulend, Rolain, Rollain, Raullen, Raullan, Raulan, Rolands, Rollands, Roling and many more.

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Rollend Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rollend Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rollend 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



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 the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Rollend were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Rollend were Joseph Rolland, who settled in Louisiana in 1756; Jacques Rolland, aged 18; settled in Louisiana in 1719; John Rolland settled in Virginia in 1653; Francis Roland settled in Virginia in 1656.

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