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The ancestors of the Rowbottom surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they 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. Rowbottom 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.

Rowbottom Early Origins



The surname Rowbottom 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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Rowbottom Spelling Variations


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Rowbottom Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Rowbottom include Robottom, Roebottom, Rowbottom, Rowebottom, Robotham, Roebotham, Rowbotham, Rowebotham, Rowbarton, Roebarton, Rowebarton, Rowbothan, Roebothan, Rowbottam, Rowebottam and many more.

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Rowbottom Early History


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Rowbottom Early History



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

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Rowbottom Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rowbottom Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Rowbottom Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edmond Rowbottom, who landed in Maryland in 1662

Rowbottom Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Rowbottom, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1842
  • George Rowbottom, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Bristol, George, Harrison, Henry, James, John, Joseph, and several William Rowbottoms arrived in Pennsylvania between 1634 and 1870

Rowbottom Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joshua Rowbottom, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  • Samuel Rowbottom, aged 23, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Monsoon"

Rowbottom Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Rowbottom, aged 20, a farmer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Elizabeth Rowbottom, aged 20, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rowbottom (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rowbottom (post 1700)



  • Harry Emerson Rowbottom (1884-1934), U.S. Congressional Representative from Indiana
  • Harry Emerson Rowbottom (1884-1934), American Republican politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1919-24; U.S. Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1925-31; Defeated, 1930
  • Robert Rowbottom (b. 1952), British professional footballer
  • Jo Rowbottom (b. 1942), British character actress
  • Frederick Rowbottom (1938-2009), British logician and mathematician who developed the Rowbottom cardinals

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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The Rowbottom Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rowbottom 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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