An English surname, Rollins comes from the Old French term ‘raol’ which is a given name similar to Ralph. An Old German form was ‘hrod’ which meant a wolf. The spelling variations for Rollins include Raoul, Rawlinson, Rollings, Rolin, Rollin, Rawlings, Rollo, Rawlins, Rawlington, Ralf and Rolf. In England the Rollins surname is very common across the country. The highest populated counties with Rollins families are Yorkshire, Lancashire, the city of London, Middlesex, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Hampshire and Worcestershire. In Scotland the one major location with the greatest population of Rollins families is Lanarkshire county. Within the United States the Rollins families originated in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Virginia and Ohio. Famous: Jimmy Rollins (professional baseball player), Wayne “Tree” Rollins (professional basketball player), Dennis Rollins (English musician), Walter E. Rollins (writer), Theodore “Sonny” Rollins (musician), Henry Rollins (songwriter, actor and writer), Al Rollins (professional ice hockey player for Canada), Howard Rollins (movie film television and theater actor), John Rollins (professional golfer), Shorty Rollins (race car driver) and Rose Rollins (model and actress).