Last name: ROLFE

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ROLFE : This last name is indexed 98,431 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

ROLFE : English: of Norman origin from the Middle English and Anglo-Norman French personal name Rolf Roulf Rou Roul Rouf Rof. Its usual derivation is from Old Norse Hrólfr Rolf from ancient Germanic hrōd ‘fame renown’ + wulf ‘wolf’ and occasionally from ancient Germanic Rodulf of the same origin as Hrólfr (earlier Hróthúlfr) but in a West Frankish form which the Scandinavian Normans occasionally used. The name was also common in Normandy where it became Old French Roul Rou often Latinized as Rollo. See Ralph and compare Rowe Dow and Rowson.

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