November 13th 1541,.In England this was known as Poll Tax.
Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling).Recorded as Role, Roll, Rule, Rolls, Rolles, Rolse, Rowles, and others as shown below, it is medieval English.
Clock and Technical fibre_HighRes- embargo.3.16.The ultimate origin lies in the ancient name 'Hrolf', a fused compound of the elements "hrod" meaning renown, and "wulf a wolf.Stephen Walbrook, and Mary Rolls who was christened.
However its origins are both Norman and Germanic, being a patronymic form of the pre 7th century male given name Roul or Rolf.This is one of the worlds most internationally known names, being associated with the.This name seems to have reached England by two separate channels.
Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation.Other forms of the surname include Row, Rowes, Rowe, and Rolfes, whilst later recordings from the church registers of the city of London include John Rowles who married Agnet Fetherstone.It was very popular amongst the invading Normans of 1066, but may have been introduced as well by the earlier Scandanavians known to history as "The Vikings".