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The present generation of the Rowbotham family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having 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. Rowbotham 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.

Rowbotham Early Origins



The surname Rowbotham was 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.

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Rowbotham Spelling Variations


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Rowbotham Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Rowbotham include Robottom, Roebottom, Rowbottom, Rowebottom, Robotham, Roebotham, Rowbotham, Rowebotham, Rowbarton, Roebarton, Rowebarton, Rowbothan, Roebothan, Rowbottam, Rowebottam and many more.

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Rowbotham Early History


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Rowbotham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rowbotham research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1520, 1560, and 1710 are included under the topic Early Rowbotham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rowbotham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rowbotham Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rowbotham 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Rowbotham were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rowbotham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rowbotham (post 1700)



  • Samuel Rowbotham (1816-1884), English inventor and writer
  • Joseph Rowbotham (1831-1899), English cricketer
  • Stanley Rowbotham (1890-1979), British anaesthetist
  • Sheila Rowbotham (b. 1943), British socialist feminist theorist
  • Mike Rowbotham (b. 1989), Canadian amateur wrestler and professional mixed martial arts fighter
  • Jason Rowbotham (b. 1969), Welsh footballer
  • David Rowbotham (b. 1924), Australian poet and journalist

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Rowbotham Historic Events


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Rowbotham Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Harold E. Rowbotham, English Second Waiter from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Rowbotham Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Rowbotham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rowbotham 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.

    This page was last modified on 26 February 2016 at 16:14.

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