Rowlands Family History

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Rowlands Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Rowland 1.

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


Similar surnames: Rowland, Roland, Rounds, Romans, Gowans, Rollins, Rowles, Gowland

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Rowlands Family Origin

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Rowlands Family Occupations

What did your Rowlands ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Blacksmith and Dressmaker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Rowlands. A less common occupation for the Rowlands family was Farm Labourer. The most common Rowlands occupation in Canada was Blacksmith. 33% of Rowlands's were Blacksmiths.

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  • Blacksmith

    33%
  • Dressmaker

    33%
  • Farm Labourer

    33%

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

Rowlands Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rowlands. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rowlands census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Rowlands. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Rowlands. For the veterans among your Rowlands ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rowlands Life Expectancy

What is the average Rowlands lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Rowlands life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Rowlands in 1953 was 52, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rowlands

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rowlands ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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