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Rowberry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Rowberry 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."

Early Origins of the Rowberry family


The surname Rowberry 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.

Early History of the Rowberry family


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Rowberry Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Rowberry family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Rowberry family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rowberry Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Rowberry, aged 26, originally from Worcester, England, who arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Arabic" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXYD-BMH : 6 December 2014), William Rowberry, 25 Apr 1909; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Arabic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Leonard Stanley Rowberry, aged 27, originally from Wolverhamton, England, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Olympic" from Southampton, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6VK-F4F : 6 December 2014), Leonard Stanley Rowberry, 01 Jun 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Ethel Rowberry, aged 28, originally from Wolverhampton, England, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Olympic" from Southampton, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6KX-WNY : 6 December 2014), Ehtel Rowberry, 22 Jun 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Arthur Rowberry, aged 37, who arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Laconia" from Liverpool, England [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN81-W27 : 6 December 2014), Arthur Rowberry, 11 Dec 1923; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port N. Y., ship name Laconia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Rowberry (post 1700)


  • Linda Michelle Rowberry (b. 1981), birth name of Linda Strawberry, American singer
  • David Eric "Dave" Rowberry (1940-2003), English piano and organ player, best known as a member of "The Animals"
  • Anna Catherine Rowberry (b. 1976), birth name of Anna Catherine Stanley MNZM, New Zealand netballer who captained the national team to win the 2003 Netball World Championships, a tow-time gold and three-time silver medalist

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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)
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXYD-BMH : 6 December 2014), William Rowberry, 25 Apr 1909; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Arabic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6VK-F4F : 6 December 2014), Leonard Stanley Rowberry, 01 Jun 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6KX-WNY : 6 December 2014), Ehtel Rowberry, 22 Jun 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN81-W27 : 6 December 2014), Arthur Rowberry, 11 Dec 1923; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port N. Y., ship name Laconia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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