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Rowland Early Origins



The surname Rowland was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Rowland Spelling Variations


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Rowland Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rolland, Roland, Rowland, Rowlands, Rowlandson, Rolan and many more.

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Rowland Early History


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Rowland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rowland research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1184, 1196, 1296, and 1555 are included under the topic Early Rowland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rowland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rowland Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rowland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rowland In Ireland


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Rowland In Ireland



Some of the Rowland family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 270 words (19 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Rowland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Rowland settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Jo Rowland, aged 21, arrived in Bermuda in 1635
  • Richard Rowland, aged 20, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Lewis Rowland, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • Daniel Rowland settled in Virginia in 1653
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rowland Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mark Rowland, who landed in Virginia in 1701-1702
  • Walter Rowland, who landed in Virginia in 1711
  • Katherine Rowland, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Casper Rowland, aged 20, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Jacob Rowland, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rowland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Rowland, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1812
  • John Rowland, who landed in Mississippi in 1846
  • George Rowland, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Casper, Charles, John, Priscilla, Richard, Thomas, and William Rowland all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870
  • Charles Rowland, who landed in St Clair County, III in 1896

Rowland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Hannah Rowland, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Angelina" on April 25, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844
  • Edward Rowland, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Marion"
  • Thomas Rowland, aged 46, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sultana"
  • Eleanor Rowland, aged 22, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • William Rowland, aged 21, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Schah Jehan"

Rowland Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Rowland, aged 22, a farmer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bengal Merchant" in 1840
  • F. C. Rowland arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Mandarin" in 1841
  • Ann E. Rowland arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1864
  • Howard Rowland arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Owen Glendowner" in 1864
  • Phillip Rowland arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rowland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rowland (post 1700)



  • Frank Sherwood Rowland (1927-2012), American Nobel laureate and a professor of chemistry at the University of California, Irvine
  • Major John Sharpe Rowland (1795-1863), American planter and politician in South Carolina and Georgia, Superintendent of the Western and Atlantic Railroad during the American Civil War
  • John A. Rowland, American early settler and rancher of the eastern San Gabriel Valley area of Los Angeles County, California, eponym of Rowland Heights, California
  • John Howell "Bo" Rowland (1903-1964), American football player and coach of football and basketball
  • Roy Rowland (1910-1995), American Directors Guild of America Award nominated film director; he also married the niece of MGM chief Louis B. Mayer
  • Michael Evan "Mike" Rowland (b. 1953), American former Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1980 to 1981
  • Michael Rowland (1963-2004), American jockey who died as a result of head injuries suffered during a race on February 4, 2004
  • Clarence Henry "Pants" Rowland (1879-1969), American Major League Baseball manager for the Chicago White Sox from 1915 through 1918
  • Landon H. Rowland (1937-2015), American 15th President of Kansas City Southern Railway (1990-1991)
  • Wirt C. Rowland (1887-1946), American architect
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Rowland Historic Events


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Rowland Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. William Rowland (b. 1921), English Stoker 1st Class from Miles Platting, Manchester, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Rowland


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Suggested Readings for the name Rowland



  • John C. Rowland, Missouri Pioneer and his Kin by Vaden R. Mayers.
  • Sons of Frontiersmen: History & Genealogy of Rowland, Whitmire and Associated Families by Billie Louise Owens.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  3. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  6. 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.
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
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The Rowland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rowland 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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