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Roulier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Roulier dates back to the days of Medieval France, in the region of Normandy. It is derived from their residence in Normandy. However, the name Ruell is derived from the Old French word ruelle, meaning lane or alley, and indicates that the original bearer lived in such a place.

Early Origins of the Roulier family


The surname Roulier was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this eminent family held a family seat in the honor of the seigneurie of Launay. This north country family lived almost exclusively in the provinces of Normandy, Brittany, Picardy, Artois, and Flanders.

Early History of the Roulier family


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Roulier Spelling Variations


Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Roulier some of which are Rueil, Ruel, de Ruel, De Ruel, du Ruel, Du Ruel, Ruell, Ruelle, Ruelles, Desruelles, de Ruell, De Ruell, Rueil, Rueill, Roulier and many more.

Early Notables of the Roulier family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family in this period was Pierre de la Rue (c.1452-1518), a Franco- Flemish composer and singer of the Renaissance; Pieter de Ruelles (1630-1658), a Dutch Golden Age landscape...
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Migration of the Roulier family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Roulier Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Pierre Roulier who arrived in Quebec in 1699 from Brittany

Contemporary Notables of the name Roulier (post 1700)


  • Rudolph I. Roulier (d. 1960), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County 3rd District, 1927-32; Defeated, 1925; Mayor of Cohoes, New York, 1940-59 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Leon N. Roulier, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1944 (alternate), 1948, 1952 (alternate) [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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

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