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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.

Roulier Early Origins



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.

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Roulier Spelling Variations


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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.

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Roulier Early History


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Roulier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roulier research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1785 is included under the topic Early Roulier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Roulier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Roulier Early Notables (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...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roulier 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 were:

Roulier Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Pierre Roulier who arrived in Quebec in 1699 from Brittany

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Contemporary Notables of the name Roulier (post 1700)


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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
  • Leon N. Roulier, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1944 (alternate), 1948, 1952 (alternate)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    11. ...

    The Roulier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Roulier 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 24 November 2015 at 07:42.

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