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Where did the English Rowbarton family come from? What is the English Rowbarton family crest and coat of arms? When did the Rowbarton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Rowbarton family history?The name Rowbarton is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Lancashire where this local surname was derived from the local at the roe-bottom a residence in the depressed ground frequented by deer. Rowbarton is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Rowbarton has been spelled many different ways, including Robottom, Roebottom, Rowbottom, Rowebottom, Robotham, Roebotham, Rowbotham, Rowebotham, Rowbarton, Roebarton, Rowebarton, Rowbothan, Roebothan, Rowbottam, Rowebottam and many more.
First found in Lancashire from very ancient times and were Lords of the Manor of Rowbottom near Ashton-under-Lyne in that shire. Some say they held a family seat there prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rowbarton research. Another 271 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1520, 1560, and 1710 are included under the topic Early Rowbarton History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Rowbarton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Rowbartons to arrive in North America: George Robotham who settled in Jamaica in 1762; William Robotham arrived in New York in 1679; Anne Robotham arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683; William Henry Robothan arrived in Pennsylvania in 1881.
The Rowbarton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rowbarton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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