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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

Similar surnames: Cowden, Bowden, Howden, Crowden, Downen, Dowden, Morden, Growden

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You can see how Rowden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rowden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rowden families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 70 Rowden families living in Ontario. This was about 69% of all the recorded Rowden's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Rowden families in 1911.
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What did your Rowden ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Rowden. 32% of Rowden men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Shipper
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What is the average Rowden lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Rowden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Rowden in 1944 was 45, and 71 in 2004.

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