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Where did the Scottish Rowls family come from? What is the Scottish Rowls family crest and coat of arms? When did the Rowls family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Rowls family history?Rowls is a name whose ancestors lived among the Picts, a tribe in ancient Scotland. The Rowls family lived in the lands or barony of Ralston, which are near Paisley in the county of Renfrew (now part of the Strathclyde region).
The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations. Rowls has been spelled Ralston, Ralstoun, Rowlston, Rowlstone and others.
First found in Renfrewshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rowls research. Another 213 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1448, and 1705 are included under the topic Early Rowls History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 37 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rowls Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Rowls family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
The expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Rowls: Anne, David, Daniel, James, Jane, John, Josh, Mary, Robert, Sarah, and William Ralston all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803; Mr. Rowlston and Lionel landed in Virginia in 1623..
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fide et marte
Motto Translation: By fidelity and military service.
The Rowls Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rowls 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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