Rowan Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruadháin (see Ruane). In Scotland, this name is sometimes Anglicized as Roland, while in Ireland it is often Rooney.

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


Similar surnames: Rohan, Gowan, Ronan, Rogan, Roland, Logan, Roan, Bowen, Toran, Bowlan

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Rowan Family Origin

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Rowan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Going To School

    12%
  • Labourer

    7%
  • Servant

    5%

In 1881, the most common Rowan occupation in Canada was Farmer. 28% of Rowan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rowan family was Servant. Farmer, Going To School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rowan.

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Rowan Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Rowan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rowan in 1943 was 25, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rowan

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