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Rowe Family History

Rowe Name Meaning
topographic name for someone who lived by a hedgerow or in a row of houses built next to one another, from Middle English row (northern Middle English raw, from Old English raw).from the medieval personal name Row, a variant of Rou(l) (see Rollo, Rolf) or a short form of Rowland.English name adopted by bearers of French Baillargeon.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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787,762 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
77,467 Military Records
64,021 Immigration Records
603,410 Census and Voter Lists
1,495,960 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Rowe Families

  • Number of Rowe families
     417 - 831
     140 - 416
     1 - 139
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rowe families
     1,701 - 3,400
     568 - 1,700
     1 - 567
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Rowe families
     29 - 56
     10 - 28
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Rowe Family Origin

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Rowe Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Rowe

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Rowe Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Rowe census records

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Rowe Civil War Service Records

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