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Roloff Early Origins



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.

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Roloff Spelling Variations


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Roloff Spelling Variations



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

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Roloff Early History


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Roloff Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roloff research. Another 252 words (18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roloff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Roloff Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Roloff Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 came to America in 1777
  • Arnd Roloff, who arrived in America in 1777

Roloff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Felix Roloff, who arrived in Maryland in 1820
  • 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
  • Isreal Roloff, aged 2, arrived in America in 1901
  • Johann Roloff, aged 6, landed in New York, NY in 1901
  • Lydia Roloff, aged 9, arrived in America in 1901
  • Magdalena Roloff, aged 34, landed in America in 1901
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Roloff (post 1700)


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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
  • Robert W. Roloff, American politician, Burgess of St. Marys, Pennsylvania, 1927
  • Emil Roloff, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Iowa State Senate 6th District, 1970
  • Charles Roloff, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Amapala, 1884
  • 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.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München: 1975. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. 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).
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    8. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
    9. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    11. ...

    The Roloff Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Roloff 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 20 May 2016 at 22:33.

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