Rought History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Rought family

The surname Rought was first found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. Roughton is a village and civil parish in Lincolnshire and Norfolk. Albert Einstein was brought to live in a small hut on Roughton Heath, Norfolk after fleeing Nazi Germany in 1933. A parish, in the union of Erpingham, hundred of North Erpingham in Norfolk is also named Roughton.

Early History of the Rought family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rought research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1111, 1139, 1181, 1443, 1565, 1455, 1487, 1487, 1544, 1574, 1618 and 1780 are included under the topic Early Rought History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rought Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wroughton, Wrowton, Wroeton, Wrorton, Wroreton, Rorton, Roughton, Wrowton and many more.

Early Notables of the Rought family (pre 1700)

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


United States Rought migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rought Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Emma Rought, aged 11, who settled in America, in 1895
  • Ernest Rought, aged 16, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Herbert Rought, aged 10, who immigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • Leonard Rought, aged 8, who settled in America, in 1895
  • Mary Rought, aged 42, who immigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Rought (post 1700) +

  • G. C. Rought, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916 [1]
  • Rodney Charles Rought- Rought (1908-1979), English cricketer who played 34 first-class matches between 1930 and 1937
  • Charles Gardner Rought (1884-1919), British silver medalist rower at the 1912 Summer Olympics


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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