Rolle Family History

Embrace the Legacy of Cat Island:
A Tranquil Caribbean Jewel Preserved by the Rolle Family

The Rolle family’s roots run deep on the beautiful Caribbean island formerly known as San Salvador, dating back to the 1700s. With Arthurs Town and Orange Creek settlement as their home, they cultivated a close-knit community where everyone supported one another with unwavering camaraderie. Life on the island was filled with trust and familiarity, as neighbors were considered extended family.

In the early 1950s, opportunities were limited on the outer islands, prompting some to seek new horizons in the bustling capital of New Providence, Nassau. Others, like Susanna Stubbs and Lafayette Rolle, ventured to the United States, where they established a home in Hollywood, Florida, while preserving a strong connection to Cat Island.

Over time, their love for Cat Island and the Bahamas only deepened. Despite the distance, part of the family remained in Nassau, while some cherished their island roots. The yearning to return to the island’s beauty and tranquility and create a space where the whole family could revel in the unique Bahamian lifestyle became paramount. Thus, they embarked on a journey that has continued to flourish through the generations.

Now, the Rolle family invites you to share in this Caribbean gem, with its serene, pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and the warm embrace of its friendly people. They extend an open invitation to all those seeking to experience the authentic charm of the real Bahamas, as they pass on the legacy of their cherished island and its unique way of life.