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Rowland Name Meaning

English: from Rol(l)ant, a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements hrod ‘renown’ + land ‘land’, ‘territory’ (or + -nand ‘bold’, assimilated to -lant ‘land’). This was popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages as a result of the fame of Charlemagne’s warrior of this name, who was killed at Roncesvalles in ad 778. English: habitational name from places in Derbyshire and Sussex, so named from Old Norse rá ‘roebuck’ + lundr ‘wood’, ‘grove’. Variant of German and French Roland.

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

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Rowland Family Origin

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Rowland Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rowland family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rowland. The most common Rowland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Rowland's were Farmers.

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Rowland Life Expectancy

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