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Early Origins of the Rollison family

The surname Rollison was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Richard Rollison is the fictional wealthy bachelor living in a Mayfair flat at 22 Gresham Terrace, nicknamed the Toff, by John Creasey (1908-1973) in his 60 Toff adevntures.

Early History of the Rollison family

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Rollison Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rolland, Roland, Rowland, Rowlands, Rowlandson, Rolan and many more.

Early Notables of the Rollison family

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Rollison Ranking

In the United States, the name Rollison is the 16,024th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 1

Ireland Migration of the Rollison family to Ireland

Some of the Rollison family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 66 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Rollison migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rollison Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Edward Rollison, aged 40, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1912

Australia Rollison migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Rollison Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Rollison, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"

Contemporary Notables of the name Rollison (post 1700) +

  • Richard Rollison, American transportation coordinator, known for his work on Spun (2002), Silk Stalkings (1991) and Shallow Ground (2004)
  • David Rollison, American English Professor at College of Marin, Kentfield, California
  • Melissa Rollison (b. 1983), birth name of Melissa Hauschildt, an Australian professional triathlete and former middle distance runner, who specialised in steeplechase, winner of the 2011 and 2013 Ironman 70.3 World Championship as well as the 2013 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships

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