Rowton Family History
Rowton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from places so named in Cheshire, East Yorkshire (now Humberside), and Shropshire. The first two are named from Old English ruh ‘rough’ + tun ‘hill’. The last, recorded in Domesday Book as Routone, is named from Old English ruh + hyll ‘hill’ + tun.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press