Rownd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Rownd family

The surname Rownd was first found in Essex where Radulfus Rotundus is found in the Pipe Rolls of 1130.[1]

"About 1272, Arnulf de Rondes, Robert his son, and Alicia de Rondes occur in the Hundredorum Rolls for Huntingdonshire. A family of the name is now domiciled in Essex; but this is nothing more than a coincidence, for it was not till 1724 that their ancestor James Round, citizen of London, purchased Birch Hall, near Colchester, their present seat." [2]

Another source notes that Ralph Rund was listed in the Feet of Fines for Essex in 1202 and Alecok Ronde was listed in the Assize Rolls for Lancashire in 1246. [3]

Early History of the Rownd family

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Rownd Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Round, Rounds, Rownd and others.

Early Notables of the Rownd family (pre 1700)

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United States Rownd migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rownd Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • L D Rownd, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [4]


The Rownd Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Esse quam videri
Motto Translation: To be, rather than to seem.


  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 3 of 3
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ 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)


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