Rowett Family History

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Rowett Name Meaning

English: from a medieval personal name composed of the Germanic elements hrod ‘renown’ + wald ‘rule’, which was introduced into England by Scandinavian settlers in the form Róaldr, and again later by the Normans in the form Ro(h)ald. This name has absorbed a much rarer one with the second element hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’, which was introduced into England by the Normans in the form Ro(h)ard. It has also sometimes been used as a pet form of Rowe 2, itself both a variant of Rolf and a short form of Rowland.

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

Similar surnames: Robert, Rowlett, Rowe, Rowell, Roeth, Jewett, Rosett, Roets, Mowatt

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Rowett Family Origin

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Rowett Family Occupations

What did your Rowett ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Coal Hewer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Rowett. 14% of Rowett men worked as a Coal Hewer and 78% of Rowett women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rowett were Boot shoe Finisher and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Coal Hewer
  • Labourer
  • Railway Engine Driver
  • Boot shoe Finisher

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • 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.

Rowett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Rowett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rowett 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rowett. 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 849 military records available for the last name Rowett. For the veterans among your Rowett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rowett Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Rowett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Rowett in 1964 was 56, and 71 in 2004.

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