Rolson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Rolson family

The surname Rolson was first found in Staffordshire at Rolleston, a parish, in the union of Burton-upon-Trent, N. division of the hundred of Offlow. Sometimes called Rolleston on Dove, the village is near the River Dove. While there are two other villages named Rolleston, one in Leicestershire and another in Nottinghamshire, the family originates from Staffordshire "which in very early times, and for a long series of generations, belonged to the family." [1] Rolleston Hall was built by William de Rolleston in the reign of Henry III. [2] The church has a handsome spire, and is neatly pewed, entirely with oak; it contains some ancient monuments of the Rolleston family, and one of Sir Edward Mosley. [2]

Early History of the Rolson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rolson research. Another 188 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1306, 1510, 1600, 1093, 1484, 1537, 1439, 1537, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Rolson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rolson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rolleston, Rollston, Rolston, Roleston, Rolstone, Roulston, Roulstone, Rowstone, Rowlerston, Rolliston, Rollistone, Rollaston and many more.

Early Notables of the Rolson family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Rolson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Rolson family to Ireland

Some of the Rolson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 103 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Rolson family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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