Rowles Family History

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Rowles Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Rollo or Rolf.

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

Similar surnames: Roles, Powles, Fowles, Rolls, Mowles, Rawls, Cowles, Rowley, Toles

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Rowles Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rowles name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rowles. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Rowles Family Origin

Where is the Rowles family from?

Rowles Family Occupations

What did your Rowles ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rowles. The most common Rowles occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Rowles's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rowles family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rowles ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rowles Historical Records

What Rowles family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Rowles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rowles census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rowles. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Rowles. For the veterans among your Rowles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rowles Life Expectancy

What is the average Rowles lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Rowles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Rowles in 1941 was 45, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rowles ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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