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The Roundtree surname comes from the Middle English word "rown" and the Old English word "tree;" meaning together, a "rowan tree." Thus the first to bear the name likely lived near such a tree. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Roundtree Early Origins



The surname Roundtree was first found in Cumberland 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 Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Roundtree Spelling Variations


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Roundtree Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rowntree, Rountree, Rowantree and others.

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Roundtree Early History


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Roundtree Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roundtree research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roundtree History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Roundtree Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Roundtree Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Roundtree Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Roundtree In Ireland


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Roundtree In Ireland



Some of the Roundtree family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Roundtree Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Roundtree, who arrived in Virginia in 1686

Roundtree Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Roundtree, who came to America in 1804
  • Charles Roundtree, aged 33, landed in Delaware in 1812
  • Owen Roundtree, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816
  • Brian, James, John, Peter Roundtree all arrived in Philadelphia in 1856

Roundtree Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Roundtree, aged 21, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Agnes Muir" in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Roundtree (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Roundtree (post 1700)



  • Luther 'Red' Roundtree (1905-1990), American plectrum banjo player, co-founder of The Banjo Kings in 1951
  • Raleigh Roundtree (b. 1975), American former NFL and CFL football offensive guard who played from 1997 to 2007
  • Danielle Roundtree, American singer, actress, model, fashion designer, Miss New York USA 2008
  • Shay Roundtree, American actor
  • Saudia Roundtree (b. 1976), American bronze medalist women's basketball coach, and former star player, member of the 1995 Jones Cup Team
  • Roy Randolph Roundtree (b. 1989), American football wide receiver
  • Richard Roundtree (b. 1942), American actor best known for his portrayal of private detective John Shaft in the film Shaft (1971) and its sequels
  • Dovey Johnson Roundtree (b. 1914), African-American civil rights and criminal defense lawyer
  • Martha Roundtree (1911-1999), American pioneering broadcast journalist
  • William Roundtree, American politician, Workers World Candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1990; Workers World Candidate for Michigan State Board of Education, 1992
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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The Roundtree Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Roundtree 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 10 November 2015 at 09:03.

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