Rowton Family History

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Rowton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places so named in Cheshire, East Yorkshire (now Humberside), and Shropshire. The first two are named from Old English ruh ‘rough’ + tun ‘hill’. The last, recorded in Domesday Book as Routone, is named from Old English ruh + hyll ‘hill’ + tun.

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

Similar surnames: Roston, Ruston, Royston, Lorton, Holton, Crofton, Broxton, Hopton

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Rowton Family Origin

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Rowton Family Occupations

What did your Rowton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rowton. 24% of Rowton men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Rowton women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rowton were Truck Driver and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Labor
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Clerk
  • Housework
  • Saleslady

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

Rowton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Rowton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rowton 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 372 immigration records available for the last name Rowton. 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 691 military records available for the last name Rowton. For the veterans among your Rowton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rowton Life Expectancy

What is the average Rowton lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Rowton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Rowton in 1955 was 29, and 61 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rowton 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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