Roloff History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Roloff family

The surname Roloff was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Roloff family

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Roloff Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Roloff, Rolof, Roleff, Rolef and others.

Early Notables of the Roloff family (pre 1700)

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United States Roloff migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Roloff Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Arndt Roloff, who settled in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1777
  • Arnd Roloff, who settled in America in 1777
  • Arnd Roloff, who arrived in America in 1777 [1]
Roloff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Felix Roloff, who arrived in Maryland in 1820 [1]
  • Conrad Christian Julius Roloff, who arrived in America in 1849
  • Augusta Roloff, who settled in New York, NY in 1868
  • Charles Roloff, who settled in Illinois in 1879
  • Danial Roloff, who settled in Boston in 1898
Roloff Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Gottlieb Roloff, who landed in America in 1901 [1]
  • Isreal Roloff, aged 2, who arrived in America in 1901 [1]
  • Johann Roloff, aged 6, who landed in New York, NY in 1901 [1]
  • Lydia Roloff, aged 9, who arrived in America in 1901 [1]
  • Magdalena Roloff, aged 34, who landed in America in 1901 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Roloff (post 1700) +

  • Brian Roloff (b. 1986), American professional ice hockey forward
  • Stefan Roloff (b. 1953), German-born, American painter, video artist and filmmaker
  • Lester Leo Roloff (1914-1982), American fundamental Independent Baptist preacher
  • Matthew James Roloff (b. 1961), American actor, author, farmer, business entrepreneur, and motivational speaker, best known for his role in the TLC reality television program, Little People, Big World
  • Timothy E. Roloff, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 5th District, 2002 [2]
  • Robert W. Roloff, American politician, Burgess of St. Marys, Pennsylvania, 1927 [2]
  • Emil Roloff, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Iowa State Senate 6th District, 1970 [2]
  • Charles Roloff, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Amapala, 1884 [2]
  • Carlos Roloff (1842-1907), Cuban general and liberation activist
  • Carola Roloff (b. 1959), German Buddhist nun
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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