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Type Surname (from location & from given name)
Other Forms FormsRoule, Rhule, and Ruwel

Meaning & History

Scottish name from the lands of Rule in the parish of Hobkirk, Roxburghshire. The derivation is from the River Rule which flows through the area, and is so called from the ancient Welsh word "rhull" meaning "hasty or rushing".

It can also be derived from the personal name Roul.
Added 8/31/2014 by anonymous
Edited 8/31/2014 by Beautiful Victory