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Origin and popularity of the name ROLLING


Rolling : 1: English: variant of Rowland with -ling substituted for -land.2: English: habitational name from Rowling Court in Goodnestone (Kent) or Rowling Street in Bilsington (Kent). The origins of these placenames are uncertain but they may both derive from an unattested Old English word related to an ancient Germanic base rull- ‘something round’ + the Old English placename forming suffix -ing.3: English: from the rare Middle English personal name Ro(u)lin a diminutive of either Roll (Rolf) or Rol(l)and. See Rolfe and Rowland.4: English: variant of Rawling.5: German (almost exclusively Rölling): patronymic from the personal name Role a shortened form of Rudolf.6: German (almost exclusively Rölling): habitational name from any of several places called Rolling in former Silesia.7: German (Rölling): nickname for a lecher from Rölling ‘tom cat’.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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