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Rowlay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Rowlay family


The surname Rowlay was first found in Cheshire where the family claim to be of Saxon blood but the earliest record of the name was in the time of Edward II., when Randolph de Rowley was seated at Carmichan. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

The name could have been Norman in origin too. "Roulat is now rather rare in France; but Roulet (and Roullet) and Roulot are fairly common." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print

There are also parishes named Rowley in Yorkshire and Staffordshire. The Assize Rolls of Yorkshire list Adam de Ruelay in 1219 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
and the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Adam de Roulay in Yorkshire. There was a significant branch in Somerset as seen by Gervase Rolegh and John Roley who were listed there during the reign of Edward I. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls lists Johannes de Rouley in 1379. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Early History of the Rowlay family


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Rowlay Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Rowley, Rowly and others.

Early Notables of the Rowlay family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include Sir Ralph Rowlett (c. 1513-1571), of Holywell House, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, an English politician, Member of the Parliament for Hertfordshire in 1547, High Sheriff of Essex and Hertfordshire (1559-1560); Samuel Rowley, a...
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Migration of the Rowlay family to Ireland


Some of the Rowlay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Rowlay family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Rowley settled in Barbados in 1686; along with Joseph; David, George, Henry, Samuel, Thomas and William Rowley all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870..

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Citations


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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