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

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Rowley Family Origin

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Rowley Family Occupations

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

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  • Coal Miner

    9%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%
  • Farmer

    2%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rowley. A less common occupation for the Rowley family was Farmer. The most common Rowley occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 9% of Rowley's were Coal Miners.

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Rowley Historical Records

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Rowley Life Expectancy

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