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Rowles Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Rollo or Rolf.

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

Similar surnames: Roles, Powles, Fowles, Rolls, Mowles, Rawls, Cowles, Rowley, Toles

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Where is the Rowles family from?

You can see how Rowles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rowles family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rowles families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 36 Rowles families living in Ontario. This was about 53% of all the recorded Rowles's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Rowles families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rowles surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rowles ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Rowles. 48% of Rowles men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Rowles women worked as a Clerk. .

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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
  • Farmers Son
  • Laborer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Rowles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rowles census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rowles. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Rowles. For the veterans among your Rowles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rowles lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Rowles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Rowles in 1941 was 45, and 80 in 2004.

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