Rowbotham Family History
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Rowbotham Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone living in an overgrown valley, from Old English ruh ‘rough’, ‘overgrown’ + boðm ‘valley’, or possibly a habitational name from an unidentified place so called. The surname is now most common in Lancashire, but does not seem to be found there before 1500.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Ramsbottom, Witham, Gorham, Downham, Gotham, Southam, Rotherham