Rowden Family History

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Rowden Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place near Hereford, so named from Old English ruh ‘rough’, ‘overgrown’ + dun ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Cowden, Bowden, Howden, Crowden, Downen, Dowden, Morden, Growden

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Rowden Family Origin

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Rowden Family Occupations

What did your Rowden ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Oyster Dredger and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rowden. The most common Rowden occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Rowden's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rowden family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Oyster Dredger

  • Tailor

  • Carpenter


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

Rowden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Rowden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rowden 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Rowden. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Rowden. For the veterans among your Rowden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rowden Life Expectancy

What is the average Rowden lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Rowden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Rowden in 1944 was 45, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rowden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rowden 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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