based on the COA at Rockwell Family Foundation
Spelling variations: Rockwell, Rokelle, Rockewell, Rokele, Rokewell and others.
First found in Essex where they were seated from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: William, Susannah, Ruth and John Rockwell settled in Nantasket in 1630; Thomas Rockwell settled in Virginia in 1637 along with Mary; Edward Rockwell arrived in San Francisco in 1850.
Arms: (top) Per fess sable and argent, on chief three
argent boar's heads, on base sable cross patee.
(bottom) Argent chevron sable with argent boar's head
Crest: (top) Argent boar's head pierced by sword
(bottom) None specified.
Motto: (top) "Virtute
translation: "Valor to judge" source
Motto (another): "Totus pro meus Deus quod rex rgis"
translation: "All for my God and king"
Sable (Black) - Constancy, Grief
Argent (Silver or White) - Sincerity, Peace
based on the COA at
House of Names
Rockwell Family Foundation
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