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Rowett Early Origins



The surname Rowett was first found in Somerset, where a Norman noble was granted lands by his liege Lord, William, Duke of Normandy. They branched north to Scotland where typically many Norman nobles were granted lands by the Scottish monarch.

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Rowett Spelling Variations


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Rowett Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Roatt, Roat, Roett, Roet, Rowat, Rowatt, Rowet, Rowett, Rouet, Rouett and many more.

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Rowett Early History


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Rowett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rowett research. Another 303 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1554, 1585, 1606, 1600, 1740, 1513 and 1768 are included under the topic Early Rowett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rowett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rowett Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rowett 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 were:

Rowett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John George Rowett, who landed in New York in 1824
  • J Q Rowett, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rowett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rowett (post 1700)



  • Richard Rowett (1830-1887), English-born, American Civil War hero, known as captain of Company K of the Seventh Illinois Volunteer Infantry, the first unit from Illinois to answer President Abraham Lincoln's call for volunteers
  • Richard Rowett, British businessman and member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, HSBC Chairman (1871-1872)
  • Henry Rowett, English amateur cricketer who played for Surrey during the 1760s
  • John Quiller Rowett (1876-1924), British businessman and philanthropist, the sole financial backer for his schoolfriend Shackleton on his final Antarctic voyage named the Shackleton-Rowett Expedition
  • Gary Rowett (b. 1974), English professional football player
  • Geoffrey Charles Rowett, Chief Executive Officer, The Charterhouse Group

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Quaerere verum
Motto Translation: To seek the truth.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    2. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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    The Rowett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rowett 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 28 September 2014 at 00:13.

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