Rowley Family History
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Rowley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the various places, in Devon, County Durham, Staffordshire, and Yorkshire, so named from Old English ruh ‘rough’, ‘overgrown’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Cowley, Howley, Bowley, Oxley, Bromley, Risley, Bodley, Godley