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Rollison Early Origins



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.

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Rollison Spelling Variations


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Rollison Spelling Variations



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

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Rollison Early History


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Rollison Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rollison research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1184, 1196, 1296, and 1555 are included under the topic Early Rollison History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rollison Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rollison Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rollison Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rollison In Ireland


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Rollison In Ireland



Some of the Rollison family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 270 words (19 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



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

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"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rollison (post 1700)


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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

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Rollison Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    4. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    11. ...

    The Rollison Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rollison 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 28 January 2014 at 08:38.

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