Rowden Family History
Rowden Name Meaning
English:: habitational name from Rowden in Winslow (Herefordshire) Rowden in Chippenham (Wiltshire) Rowden Wood in Malmesbury (Wiltshire) or one or more of various places in Devon called Rowden. The Herefordshire placename derives from Old English rūh ‘rough’ + denu ‘valley’ while the other placenames probably derive from Old English rūh + dūn ‘hill’. possibly a habitational name from Rawdon (Yorkshire) from Old Norse rauthr ‘red’ + Old English dūn ‘hill’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022