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Rollo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Rollo family


The surname Rollo was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland. Rollo (c. 846-c. 932), baptised Robert, was a Viking who became the first ruler of Normandy, a region of France.

Early History of the Rollo family


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Rollo Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Rollo, Rollock and others.

Early Notables of the Rollo family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the Clan from early times was John Rollo, 1st of Duncrub (died 1390); Duncan Rollo, 2nd of Duncrub (died 1419); Andrew Rollo, 3rd of Duncrub (died 1481); Robert Rollo (died 1471), William Rollo, 4th of Duncrub (died 1513); Andrew Rollo, 7th of Duncrub (died 1565); James Rollo...
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Migration of the Rollo family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rollo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Donald Rollo, who arrived in New York State in 1820

Rollo Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr. James Rollo, (b. 1832), aged 25, British labourer travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Glentanner" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 3rd October 1857 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Miss Janet Rollo, (b. 1836), aged 21, British farm servant travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Glentanner" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 3rd October 1857 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html

Contemporary Notables of the name Rollo (post 1700)


  • Michael H. Rollo, American politician, Representative from Connecticut 2nd District, 1932 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Cynthea Rollo, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1996, 2000 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Augustus Rollo, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Hebron, 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • William Rollo (1894-1950), Scottish born, African academic from Glasgow; he taught himself Japanese so he could teach the South African pilots during World War II, Vice–Chancellors and Principal of the University of Zimbabwe (1953-1955)
  • James Shepherd "Jim" Rollo (1937-2012), Scottish football goalkeeper
  • David Rollo (b. 1934), Scottish rugby player
  • Andrew Rollo (1703-1765), 5th Lord Rollo, a Scottish army commander in Canada and Dominica during the Seven Years' War
  • Lieutenant General Sir William Raoul Rollo KCB CBE (b. 1978), British Army officer
  • David Rollo (1891-1963), international Northern Irish footballer
  • Rollo C. Witwer, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Akron, Ohio, 1936-40 (acting, 1936)

Historic Events for the Rollo family



HMS Royal Oak

  • David Rollo (1920-1939), British Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

The Rollo Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: La fortune passe par tout
Motto Translation: The vicissitudes of fortune are common to all.


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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Rollo
Rillict, Rolhoc, Rollo, Rollock, Rolly, Rolok and more.

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Citations


  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html


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