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Rollin Early Origins



The surname Rollin 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.

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Rollin Spelling Variations


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Rollin 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 Rollin, some of which include Rollin, Rolin, Rollon, Rolon, Rollant, Rolant and many more.

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Rollin Early History


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Rollin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rollin research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1688, 1661, 1741, 1628, 1376, 1462, 1408 and 1483 are included under the topic Early Rollin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rollin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rollin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rollin 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



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 Quebe c. 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 Rollin. 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 Rollin were

Rollin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • D Rollin, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rollin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rollin (post 1700)



  • Betty Rollin (b. 1936), American NBC News correspondent and author
  • Jean Michel Rollin Roth Le Gentil (1938-2010), French film director, actor, and novelist
  • Charles Rollin (1661-1741), French historian and educator
  • Dominique Rollin (b. 1982), Canadian professional cyclist, riding for UCI ProTeam FDJ-BigMat

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Rollin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rollin 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 14 July 2014 at 00:35.

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