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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
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    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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