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Where did the French Rouleau family come from? What is the French Rouleau family crest and coat of arms? When did the Rouleau family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Rouleau family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Rouleau, Roulleau, Roule, Roulle, Rol, Rolle, Role, Roulet, Roulot, Roullot, Rouleaux and many more.

First found in Brittany, where this family was established in early times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rouleau research. Another 399 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1554, 1628, 1652, 1712, 1719, 1732, 1755, 1765, 1794, 1799, 1802, 1837, 1840, 1848, 1870, 1877, and 1879 are included under the topic Early Rouleau History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 61 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rouleau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rouleau Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francois Rouleau, aged 23, arrived in Louisiana in 1720

Rouleau Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Felix Rouleau, aged 45, who landed in America from Paris, in 1904
  • William J. Rouleau, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Oskar A. Rouleau, aged 46, who settled in America, in 1909
  • Pierre Rouleau, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • Rene Rouleau, aged 21, who settled in Norwich, Conn., in 1921

Rouleau Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Avila Rouleau, aged 39, who settled in Canada, in 1909
  • Raymond Rouleau, aged 50, who emigrated to Ottawa, Canada, in 1916


  • Duncan Rouleau, American comic book writer and artist
  • Adolphe Rouleau (1867-1937), French Olympic fencer
  • Felix-Raymond-Marie Rouleau (1866-1931), Canadian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Michel Rouleau (b. 1944), retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward
  • Charles Borromée Rouleau (1840-1901), Canadian politician, lawyer, judge and writer
  • François Fortunat Rouleau (1849-1907), Canadian lawyer and political figure in Quebec
  • Guy Rouleau (b. 1923), Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • Joseph A. Rouleau (b. 1929), French-Canadian bass opera singer
  • Raymond Rouleau (1904-1981), Belgian actor and film director
  • Ernest Rouleau (1916-1991), Canadian botanist specialist


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The Rouleau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rouleau 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 5 November 2013 at 10:31.

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