Rolling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Rolling 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.

Early Origins of the Rolling family

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

Early History of the Rolling family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rolling research. Another 310 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1268, 1510, 1786, 1867, 1642 and 1678 are included under the topic Early Rolling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rolling Spelling Variations

French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Rolling is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Rolland, Roland, Rollan, Rolan, Rolend, Rollend, Rollen, Rauland, Raulend, Rolain, Rollain, Raullen, Raullan, Raulan, Rolands, Rollands, Roling and many more.

Early Notables of the Rolling family (pre 1700)

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United States Rolling migration to the United States +

French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive 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 immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that 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. Despite the loss of the Colony to England, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the Rolling surname were

Rolling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Nicholas Rolling, aged 32, who landed in Missouri in 1841 [1]
  • Albert Rolling, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Carl Rolling, aged 23, who settled in America, in 1893
  • Nicholas Rolling, aged 17, who immigrated to the United States from Luxemburg, in 1893
  • Ferdinand Rolling, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Rolling Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Joseph Henry Rolling, aged 23, who landed in America from Hayle, England, in 1905
  • Joseph Rolling, aged 50, who settled in America from Hayle, England, in 1907
  • George Rolling, aged 32, who landed in America from Lowesloft, England, in 1907
  • William Huberts Rolling, aged 51, who immigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • Louisa Rolling, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Rolling (post 1700) +

  • Raymond Copeland "Ray" Rolling (1886-1966), American Major League Baseball second baseman who played for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1912
  • Henry Rolling (b. 1965), former American NFL football linebacker from Fort Eustis, Virginia
  • Franck Rolling (b. 1968), French former football defender, born in Colmar


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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