When Horace Cowin Rolfe was born on 4 January 1834, in Rumford, Oxford, Maine, United States, his father, Samuel Jones Rolfe, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Williams Hathaway, was 31. He married Melissa Jane Francis Bennett on 19 October 1863, in Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in California, United States in 1870 and San Bernardino, California, United States in 1900. He died on 3 October 1906, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.
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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