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Rowe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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The name Rowe comes from the ancient Norman culture that was established in Britain after the Conquest of 1066. It was a name for a person with red hair. Looking back even further, we found the name was originally derived from the Old French nickname "le rous," meaning "redhead."


Early Origins of the Rowe family


The surname Rowe was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Rowe family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rowe research.
Another 140 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1559, 1592, 1607, 1715, 1781, 1581, 1644, 1674, 1718, 1715, 1559, 1592, 1661, 1592 and 1607 are included under the topic Early Rowe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rowe Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Row and others.

Early Notables of the Rowe family (pre 1700)


Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Charles Roe (1715-1781), English industrialist; and Sir Thomas Roe (c. 1581-1644), an English diplomat, chancellor of the Order of the Garter; Nicholas Rowe (1674-1718), English poet and miscellaneous writer, appointed Poet Laureate in 1715; Sir...
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Migration of the Rowe family to Ireland


Some of the Rowe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 68 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Rowe family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rowe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Rowe, who landed in Virginia in 1620 [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)
  • Mary Rowe and her husband settled in Virginia in 1624
  • Henry Rowe, who settled in Boston in 1630
  • Nicholas Rowe, who landed in Portsmouth, NH in 1640 [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)
  • Matthew Rowe, who arrived in New Haven, Connecticut in 1650 [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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rowe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Rowe, who arrived in Virginia in 1758 [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)

Rowe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Rowe, who arrived in Maryland in 1804 [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)
  • Peter Rowe, aged 23, who arrived in New York in 1812 [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)
  • Robert Rowe, aged 32, who landed in New York in 1812 [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)
  • Pierce Rowe, who settled in Charleston in 1820
  • George Rowe, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1834 [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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rowe Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Sgt. John Rowe U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1786 he served in Butlers Rangers [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Rowe Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mary Rowe, aged 21, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Perceval" from Plymouth, England
  • Mr. Thomas Rowe, aged 3 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Jessie" departing 18th April 1847 from Limerick, Ireland; the ship arrived on 26th June 1847 but he died on board [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 94)
  • Mr. Thomas Rowe who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Marchioness of Abercorn" departing 15th June 1847 from Londonderry, Ireland; the ship arrived on 5th August 1847 but he died on board [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 94)

Rowe Settlers in Australia in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Rowe (b. 1757), aged 28, Cornish settler convicted in Launceston, Cornwall, UK 19th March 1785, sentenced for 7 years for stealing 2 cloth coats from a dwelling, valued at 67 shillings, transported aboard the ship "Scarborough" on 13th May 1787 to New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  • Mr. William Rowe (b. 1755), aged 30, Cornish settler convicted in Launceston, Cornwall, UK 19th March 1784, sentenced for 7 years for stealing a bag and money from Benjamin Odgers, transported aboard the ship "Scarborough" on 13th May 1787 to New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf

Rowe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mr. James Rowe(b. 1804), aged 21, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 21st March 1825, sentenced for 7 years for housebreaking and stealing part of a fowl and 2 pieces of pork, transported aboard the ship "Midas" on 7th October 1826 to New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  • Mr. Richard Rowe(b. 1808), aged 21, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 25th March 1828, sentenced for life for housebreaking, transported aboard the ship "York" on 30th April 1829 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  • Mr. Hannibal Rowe (b. 1815), aged 19, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 27th March 1834, sentenced for 7 years for stealing money from William Harris and other unknown persons, transported aboard the ship "Augusta Jessie" on 27th September 1834 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  • Mr. Hannibal Rowe, (b. 1815), aged 19 born in Camborne, Cornwall, UK convicted in Truro on 8th April 1834, sentenced for 7 years for stealing money, transported aboard the ship "Augusta Jessie" in 1834 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia, he died on board 10th December 1834 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  • James Buttress Rowe, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "South Australian" in 1837 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SOUTH AUSTRALIAN 1837-1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837SouthAustralian.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rowe Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Rowe, aged 39, a labourer, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • Frances Rowe, aged 38, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • Mr. Rowe, Australian settler travelling from Sydney aboard the ship "Earl of Lonsdale" arriving in Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand on 11th April 1841 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Anthony Rowe, aged 21, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1842
  • Mrs. Rowe, Hawaiian settler travelling from Honolulu via Tahiti aboard the ship "General Worth" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 22nd March 1852 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Rowe (post 1700)


  • Hansford Rowe (1924-2017), American character actor, known for his roles in Three Days of the Condor, Dante's Peak, The Bonfire of the Vanities
  • William Leonard Rowe (1931-2015), American professor emeritus of philosophy at Purdue University
  • Brigadier-General Guy Ichabod Rowe (1886-1969), American Commanding Officer Jeffersonville Quartermaster Depot (1944-1945) [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Guy Rowe. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Rowe/Guy_Ichabod/USA.html
  • John Rowe (1715-1787), early American property developer and merchant
  • James Nicholas "Nick" Rowe (1938-1989), United States Army officer who escaped captivity during the Vietnam War, recipient of the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star - 2, Purple Heart - 2 and many other distinctions
  • Dave Rowe (1854-1930), American Major League Baseball center fielder
  • Thomas Rowe, American Professor of pharmacology at the University of Florida
  • Misty Rowe (b. 1952), American actress
  • Alvin T. Rowe Jr., American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Bogotá, 1932; Shanghai, 1938 [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Allen M. Rowe, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Columbus, Ohio, 1949-63 [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 96 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Rowe family



HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. James Ronald Jack Rowe (1907-1941), Australian Telegraphist from South Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [11]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
  • Mr. Allan Lawrence Rowe (1914-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Shenton Park, Western Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [11]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
  • Mr. Lindsay Thomas Rowe (1923-1941), Australian Stoker 2nd Class from Seddon, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [11]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Stanley G S Rowe (b. 1923), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Manchester, Lancashire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [12]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. T Rowe, British Petty Officer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [13]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  • Mr. John Rowe, British Able Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died in the sinking [13]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  • Mr. J Rowe, British Able Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [13]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  • Mr. Rowe, British Able Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [13]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  • Mr. Rowe, British Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [13]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  • ... (Another 1 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Eric Rowland Rowe, British Lieutenant "E", who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [14]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  • Mr. Cyril Leslie Rowe (1909-1942), British Chief Engine Room Artificer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking, but was listed as missing presumed killed in the evacuation of Singapore in 1942 [14]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  • Mr. Herbert William Henwood Rowe, British Joiner 2nd Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [14]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. John Rowe, English Trimmer from Bootle, Lancashire, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [15]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Edward M. Rowe (d. 1912), aged 31, English Saloon 1st Class Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [16]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  • Mr. George Thomas Rowe, aged 32, English Quartermaster from Gosport, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on collapsible C [16]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  • Mr. Alfred G. Rowe (d. 1912), aged 59, English First Class passenger from Liverpool, Merseyside who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett [16]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

USS Arizona

  • Mr. Eugene Joseph Rowe, American Seaman First Class from New Jersey, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [17]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html

Suggested Readings for the name Rowe


  • The Marriage of Catherine & David: a History of Southwestern Pennsylvania Families by LaVonne R. Hanlon.
  • The Families of Johann Martin Rau and Johann Conrad Bohne by Nancy Ann Dietrich.

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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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 94)
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  6. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SOUTH AUSTRALIAN 1837-1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837SouthAustralian.htm
  8. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  9. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Guy Rowe. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Rowe/Guy_Ichabod/USA.html
  10. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  11. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
  12. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  13. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  14. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  15. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  16. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  17. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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