Early Origins of the Rollind family
The surname Rollind 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.
Early History of the Rollind family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rollind research.Another 124 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1688, 1661, 1741, 1628, 1376, 1462, 1408, 1483, 1661, 1741 and 1694 are included under the topic Early Rollind History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Rollind Spelling Variations
Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations
of this name, Rollind some of which are Rollin, Rolin, Rollon, Rolon, Rollant, Rolant and many more.
Early Notables of the Rollind family (pre 1700)
Notable in the family name was Nicolas Rolin (1376-1462), Chancellor to Philip the Good (Philip III, Duke of Burgundy); and Jean (Jehan) Rolin (1408-1483), Burgundian bishop... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rollind Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Rollind family to the New World and Oceana
Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 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. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Rollind has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Rollind were Mrs. Rolin who settled in New York State in 1822; Benoit R. Rolin settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1834. In Newfoundland Andrew Rowlin settled in Petty Harbour in 1675..