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Rowell Family History

Rowell Name Meaning
habitational name, a variant of Rothwell (representing the local pronunciation of the place in Northamptonshire).habitational name from a place in Devon, so named from Old English ruh ‘rough’, ‘overgrown’ + hyll ‘hill’.from a medieval personal name, a pet form of Rowe 2.

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

674,487 Historical Documents with Rowell on Ancestry.com
152,377 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
19,425 Military Records
8,953 Immigration Records
109,218 Census and Voter Lists
384,514 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Rowell Families

  • Number of Rowell families
     92 - 182
     31 - 91
     1 - 30
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rowell families
     285 - 568
     96 - 284
     1 - 95
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Rowell families
     12 - 21
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Rowell Family Origin

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Rowell Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Rowell

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Rowell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Rowell census records

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Rowell Civil War Service Records

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