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Rowson Name Meaning

English: variant of Rawson . Compare Dawson and Dowson .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Rawson, Ronson, Howson, Robson, Rowton, Hobson, Rosson, Crowson

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Where is the Rowson family from?

You can see how Rowson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rowson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rowson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 102 Rowson families living in Ontario. This was about 75% of all the recorded Rowson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Rowson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rowson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rowson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Rowson. 60% of Rowson men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Rowson women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Rowson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rowson 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 Rowson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rowson. For the veterans among your Rowson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rowson lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Rowson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Rowson in 1947 was 33, and 74 in 2004.

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