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Multiple Origins for the Surname Rowlands


Scottish


Rowlands Early Origins



The surname Rowlands 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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Rowlands Spelling Variations


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Rowlands Spelling Variations



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

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Rowlands Early History


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Rowlands Early History



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

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Rowlands Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rowlands Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Rowlands In Ireland


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Rowlands In Ireland



Some of the Rowlands 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:

Rowlands Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Rowlands, who settled in New England in 1774
  • James Rowlands, aged 29, who landed in New England in 1774 [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)

Rowlands Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Rowlands, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1856 [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)

Rowlands Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Rowlands, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Seppings" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SEPPINGS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Seppings.htm
  • John Rowlands, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orleana" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Orleana.htm
  • Daniel Rowlands, aged 35, a shepherd, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Stag" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STAG 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Stag.htm

Rowlands Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Rowlands, aged 24, a farm labourer, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oamaru" in 1878
  • J. Rowlands, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rowlands (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rowlands (post 1700)



  • Gena Rowlands (b. 1930), American actress of film, stage and television
  • Air Marshal John Samuel Rowlands GC, KBE (1915-2006), British Air Force officer awarded the George Cross for his work in bomb disposal
  • Edward "Ted" Rowlands CBE (b. 1940), Baron Rowlands, a Welsh politician
  • Patsy Rowlands (1934-2005), English actress who is best remembered for her roles in the Carry On films
  • Keith Alun Rowlands (1936-2006), Welsh international lock rugby union player, first Chief Executive Officer of the International Rugby Board
  • June Rowlands (b. 1925), the 60th mayor of Toronto, Ontario
  • Air Marshal Sir John Rowlands GC, KBE (1915-2006), Welsh Royal Air Force officer, recipient of the George Cross
  • Jim Rowlands, Welsh folk singer
  • Graham John Rowlands (b. 1947), Australian poet
  • Clive Rowlands (b. 1938), former Welsh rugby union footballer
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Rowlands Historic Events


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Rowlands Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Joseph Samuel Rowlands, British Fireman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Harold Edward Rowlands (1901-1941), Australian Supply Chief Petty Officer from Belmore, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking [6]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. Daniel J Rowlands (b. 1921), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Lichfield, Staffordshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking [7]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 Repulse

  • Mr. Alfred Rowlands, British Stoker 2ne Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

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Rowlands Family Crest Products


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Citations


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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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SEPPINGS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Seppings.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Orleana.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STAG 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Stag.htm
  5. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  6. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
  7. ^ 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
  8. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. 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.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
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