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Rowett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Rowett family


The surname Rowett was first found in Somerset, where a Norman noble was granted lands by his liege Lord, William, Duke of Normandy. They branched north to Scotland where typically many Norman nobles were granted lands by the Scottish monarch.

Early History of the Rowett family


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Another 152 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1554, 1585, 1606, 1600, 1740, 1513 and 1768 are included under the topic Early Rowett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rowett Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Roatt, Roat, Roett, Roet, Rowat, Rowatt, Rowet, Rowett, Rouet, Rouett and many more.

Early Notables of the Rowett family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Rowett family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rowett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John George Rowett, who landed in New York in 1824 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • J Q Rowett, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Rowett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mr. William Rowett, (b. 1824), aged 33, Cornish carpenter travelling aboard the ship "Matoaka" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 22nd January 1857 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1850_59.pdf
  • Mr. Edward Rowett, (b. 1852), aged 22, Cornish farm labourer departing on 4th December 1874 aboard the ship "Wellington" going to Bluff or Otago, New Zealand arriving in port on 19th February 1875 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to other ports, 1872 - 84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf

Contemporary Notables of the name Rowett (post 1700)


  • Richard Rowett (1830-1887), English-born, American Civil War hero, known as captain of Company K of the Seventh Illinois Volunteer Infantry, the first unit from Illinois to answer President Abraham Lincoln's call for volunteers
  • Richard Rowett, British businessman and member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, HSBC Chairman (1871-1872)
  • Henry Rowett, English amateur cricketer who played for Surrey during the 1760s
  • John Quiller Rowett (1876-1924), British businessman and philanthropist, the sole financial backer for his schoolfriend Shackleton on his final Antarctic voyage named the Shackleton-Rowett Expedition
  • Gary Rowett (b. 1974), English professional football player
  • Geoffrey Charles Rowett, Chief Executive Officer, The Charterhouse Group

The Rowett Motto


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: Quaerere verum
Motto Translation: To seek the truth.


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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1850_59.pdf
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to other ports, 1872 - 84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf


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