Early-attested site in the Parish of Morchard Bishop
- Rauleston 1242 Fees767
- Rouleston 1269 FF
- Rolueston 1340 SR
- Roweleston juxta Morchard 1420 IpmR
This name is clearly of post-Conquest origin, the first element being a Norman pers. name Raulf or Rolf . These two names are commonly confused in ME documents. Cf. Björkmann NP 108, 113, s. nn. Raðulf , Roðulf .