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

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Rowbotham Family Origin

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Rowbotham Family Occupations

What did your Rowbotham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Rowbotham family was Labourer. Silk Weaver, Farmer and Joiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rowbotham. The most common Rowbotham occupation in the UK was Silk Weaver. 3% of Rowbotham's were Silk Weavers.

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  • Silk Weaver

    3%
  • Farmer

    2%
  • Joiner

    2%
  • Labourer

    2%

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

Rowbotham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rowbotham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rowbotham 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Rowbotham. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Rowbotham. For the veterans among your Rowbotham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rowbotham Life Expectancy

What is the average Rowbotham lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Rowbotham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Rowbotham in 1958 was 50, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rowbotham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rowbotham 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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