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The name Rough arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Rough comes from the Norman given name Rudolph.

Early Origins of the Rough family


The surname Rough was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from early times, soon after the Norman Conquest by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D.

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Early History of the Rough family

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Early History of the Rough family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rough research.
Another 278 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1297, and 1332 are included under the topic Early Rough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rough Spelling Variations

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Rough Spelling Variations


Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Roffe, Rolfe, Rolph, Roalph, Roff, Ruff, Rouf and others.

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Early Notables of the Rough family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Rough family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Rough family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Rough family to the New World and Oceana


Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Rough or a variant listed above:

Rough Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jerick Rough, aged 43, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Jurich Rough, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1740 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Rough Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Rough, a carpenter, who arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Euphemia Rough, aged 23, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Bee"

Rough Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Rough, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of the Avon" in 1859
  • D. Rough, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ulcoats" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rough (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rough (post 1700)


  • William Campbell Rough, Scottish screenplay writer, stage and film director

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  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)

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