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Rowton Name Meaning

English:: habitational name from one or more of several places called with Old English rūh ‘rough’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’. These include Rowton near Shrewsbury (Shropshire) Roughton in Worfield (Shropshire) Rowton (Cheshire) and The Roughter in Icklesham (next to Guestling Sussex). Compare Roughton . occasionally a habitational name from Wroughton (Wiltshire) from the river Worf (the old name for the river Ray probably from the British root uerb ‘wind turn’) + Old English tūn ‘farmstead estate’. habitational name from Rowton near Ercall Magna (Shropshire) from Old English tūn ‘farmstead estate’ with an uncertain first element.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Roston, Ruston, Royston, Lorton, Holton, Crofton, Broxton, Hopton

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Where is the Rowton family from?

You can see how Rowton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rowton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rowton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Rowton families living in Virginia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Rowton's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Rowton families in 1840.
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What did your Rowton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rowton. 35% of Rowton men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Rowton women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rowton were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Labor
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
  • Saleslady
  • Housework
  • Clerk
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Passenger Lists

There are 372 immigration records available for the last name Rowton. 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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There are 691 military records available for the last name Rowton. For the veterans among your Rowton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rowton lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Rowton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Rowton in 1955 was 29, and 61 in 2004.

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