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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 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1376 and 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 155 words (11 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • 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
  • James W. "Jim" Rountree (b. 1936), American football player in the CFL for ten years
  • Tucker Rountree, American guitarist, pianist, trumpeter and composer
  • William Rountree (1917-1995), American diplomat
  • Herbert Horton Rountree (1921-1998), American politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives, 1967-80; District Judge in North Carolina, 1980-93 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Herbert C. Rountree, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Rocky Mount, North Carolina, 1953-61 (acting, 1953-54) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • G. S. Rountree, American politician, Member of Georgia State Senate 16th District, 1902-03 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • F. M. Rountree, American politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate 11th District, 1885-86 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • C. D. Rountree, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1924 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (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)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. 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).
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  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. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. 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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