Rowland Family Crest

Rowland Family CrestThe surname Rowland which is found in England, Ireland and Scotland is of patronymic origin deriving from Rolant a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements hrod ‘renown’ + land  ‘land.’ This was popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages as a result of the fame of Charlemagne’s warrior of this name, who was killed at Roncesvalles in AD 778. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Simon Rolland, which was dated 1218, witness in the "Assize Court Rolls of Lincolnshire." In Ireland the name is most frequently found in counties Mayo and Monaghan. 

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