Rowell Family History

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Rowell Name Meaning

habitational name, a variant of Rothwell (representing the local pronunciation of the place in Northamptonshire). habitational name from a place in Devon, so named from Old English ruh ‘rough’, ‘overgrown’ + hyll ‘hill’. from a medieval personal name, a pet form of Rowe 2.

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

Similar surnames: Howell, Rodwell, Bowell, Cowell, Crowell, Trowell, Powell, Roswell

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Rowell Family Origin

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Rowell Family Occupations

What did your Rowell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Rowell. 3% of Rowell men worked as a General Labourer and 54% of Rowell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rowell were Agricultural Labourer and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Agricultural Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid Domestic

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

Rowell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 114,000 census records available for the last name Rowell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rowell 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Rowell. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Rowell. For the veterans among your Rowell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rowell Life Expectancy

What is the average Rowell lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Rowell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Rowell in 1945 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rowell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rowell 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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