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

Rowlands Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Rowlands, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1856

Rowlands Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Rowlands arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Seppings" in 1839 [1]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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orleana" in 1840 [2]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, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Stag"

Rowlands Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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

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

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Alfred Rowlands, British Stoker 2ne Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SEPPINGS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Seppings.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Orleana.htm

Other References

  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  3. 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.
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  8. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  9. 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.
  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  11. ...

The Rowlands Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rowlands 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 14 November 2016 at 14:30.

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