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The name Roulfe is derived from the Old Norse given name Randolph, which itself comes from the Old German words, "rad," meaning "counsel," and "wolf," meaning "wolf."

Roulfe Early Origins



The surname Roulfe was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. It is thought that the name first arrived in Britain well before the Conquest, with Scandinavian settlers, and then bearers of the name also arrived with the Normans.

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Roulfe Spelling Variations


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Roulfe Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ralph, Rolph, Rolfe, Rafe, Raff, Ralf, Ralfe and others.

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Roulfe Early History


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Roulfe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roulfe research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1205, 1705 and 1762 are included under the topic Early Roulfe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Roulfe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Roulfe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roulfe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Elizabeth Rolfe who settled in Virginia in 1623; along with James her husband, John and Thomas; Marcus Rolfe settled in New Jersey in 1773; Henry Rolfe settled in New England in 1630.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Roulfe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Roulfe 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 14 February 2013 at 16:27.

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