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The Rowberray surname is a habitational name, taken on from any of various places so named: for example, Rubery in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. The place names come from the Old English "ruh," meaning "rough," or "overgrown," and "beorg," or "hill."

Rowberray Early Origins



The surname Rowberray was first found in Devon at Roborough, a village in the South Hams, that dates back to at least the Domesday Book where it was listed as Raweberge and literally meant "rough hill," having been derived from the Old English ruh + beorg [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
At the time of the Domesday Book, Roborough, was held by a steward of the Bishop Coutances and was part of the Roborough hundred. It held enough land for 14 ploughs and had 3 borders with 8 ploughs. It also had 16 acres of meadow, 20 acres of pasture and 20 acres of woodland. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Roborough, Torridge is a small village in North Devon. Roborough Castle is an Iron Age enclosure or hill fort situated close to Lynton.

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Rowberray Spelling Variations


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Rowberray Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Roborough, Rowberry, Rowbrey, Robury, Rubery, Rubbery, Robbery, Robery, Ruberry, Rubra, Rowborrow, Rowbro and many more.

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Rowberray Early History


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Rowberray Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rowberray research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1327 and 1938 are included under the topic Early Rowberray History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rowberray Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rowberray Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rowberray Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Rowberray Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rowberray 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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