Rowsey Family History

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Rowsey Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Possibly English, a variant of Rouse, or alternatively a respelling of French Roussy (see Rousey).

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

Similar surnames: Rowse, Rousey, Roussey, Rossen, Rowley, Howse, Mowrey, Rolley, Cossey

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Rowsey Family Origin

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Rowsey Family Occupations

What did your Rowsey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rowsey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Rowsey's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rowsey family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer On Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rowsey.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer On Farm

  • Farm Laborer


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

Rowsey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Rowsey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rowsey 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 207 immigration records available for the last name Rowsey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rowsey. For the veterans among your Rowsey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rowsey Life Expectancy

What is the average Rowsey lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Rowsey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Rowsey in 1952 was 41, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rowsey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rowsey 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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