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The Rountree 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)


Rountree Early Origins



The surname Rountree 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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Rountree Spelling Variations


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Rountree Spelling Variations



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

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Rountree Early History


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Rountree Early History



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

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Rountree Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rountree Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Rountree In Ireland


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Rountree In Ireland



Some of the Rountree 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:

Rountree Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Rountree, who arrived in Mississippi in 1860
  • Arthur Rountree, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1894
  • James Rountree, aged 27, who landed in America from Nottingham, in 1894

Rountree Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • F.H. Rountree, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States from York, in 1903
  • Alexander Rountree, aged 20, who landed in America from Co. Cavan, in 1905
  • Ellen Rountree, aged 44, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Charles Chrslry Rountree, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Ammie Rountree, aged 22, who settled in America from Cavan, Ireland, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rountree (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rountree (post 1700)



  • Martha Rountree (1911-1999), American broadcast journalist
  • John H. Rountree, American politician, Member of Wisconsin State Senate, 1850-51, 1866-67; Member of Wisconsin State Assembly, 1863
  • Leonidas Johnson Rountree (1868-1923), American politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives, 1921-23
  • Timothy H. Rountree, American politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Gates County, 1897-98
  • William Manning Rountree (1917-1995), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, 1959-62; Sudan, 1962-65; South Africa, 1965-70; Brazil, 1970-73
  • Herbert Horton Rountree (1921-1998), American politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives, 1967-80; District Judge in North Carolina, 1980-93
  • Herbert C. Rountree, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Rocky Mount, North Carolina, 1953-61 (acting, 1953-54)
  • G. S. Rountree, American politician, Member of Georgia State Senate 16th District, 1902-03
  • Francis Mitchell Rountree (1874-1956), American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives, 1923-24, 1931-32; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1928, 1940, 1944 (alternate)
  • F. M. Rountree, American politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate 11th District, 1885-86
  • ... (Another 7 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. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  9. 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.
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Rountree Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rountree 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.

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