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Rowberry Name Meaning

English (Herefordshire and Worcestershire): habitational name theoretically from any of various places called with Old English rūh ‘rough’ + beorg ‘hill mound’ such as Roborough (Devon) Rowberrow (Somerset) Ruborough Hill (Somerset) and Rowborough (Isle of Wight) but in the West Midlands the surname is almost certainly from Rowberry Court (in Bodenham Herefordshire) and through family migration is probably also the source of Rubery in Cornwall and Ro(w)bery in Essex.

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


Similar surnames: Newberry, Berry, Sowerby, Lowery, Dewberry, Mowbray, Rasberry

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Where is the Rowberry family from?

You can see how Rowberry families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rowberry family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Rowberry families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 133 Rowberry families living in Worcestershire. This was about 35% of all the recorded Rowberry's in United Kingdom. Worcestershire had the highest population of Rowberry families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rowberry surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rowberry ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Rowberry. 53% of Rowberry men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Rowberry women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rowberry were Motor Lorry Driver and Housewife. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    53%
  • Electrical Engineer
    12%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Motor Lorry Driver
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Domestic Servant
    6%
  • Household Duties
    5%
  • Housewife
    5%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Rowberry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rowberry census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 340 immigration records available for the last name Rowberry. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 584 military records available for the last name Rowberry. For the veterans among your Rowberry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rowberry lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Rowberry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Rowberry in 1965 was 69, and 68 in 2004.

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