Origins Available: English
The Roule surname evolved from two sources. In some instances, it came from the medieval personal name
Roul. It was also a habitational name derived from a place so named in Roxburghshire.
Early Origins of the Roule family
The surname Roule was first found in Roxburghshire
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland
to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Roule family
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Roule Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Rule, Wrule, Roul, Rulle, Roulle, Roull and others.
Early Notables of the Roule family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Roule family to Ireland
Some of the Roule family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
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Migration of the Roule family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Rule, who settled in St. Christopher in 1635; Dorothy Rule and her husband came to Virginia in 1639; Anthony Rule, who came to Virginia sometime between 1671 and 1672.