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Rowlett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Rowlett family


The surname Rowlett 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 Rowlett family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rowlett research.
Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1710, 1775, 1648, 1513, 1571, 1547, 1559, 1560, 1690, 1768, 1585, 1626 and are included under the topic Early Rowlett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rowlett Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Rowlett 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 Rowlett family to Ireland


Some of the Rowlett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 133 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Rowlett family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rowlett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jon Rowlett, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [5]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)
  • Judith Rowlett, who landed in Virginia in 1657 [5]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)

Rowlett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alfred Ernest Rowlett, aged 29, originally from Leicester, who arrived in New York in 1906 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Liverpool, England [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFFD-QWL : 6 December 2014), Alfred Ernest Rowlett, 09 Mar 1906; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • John Rowlett, aged 46, originally from Croyden, who arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Campania" from Liverpool, England [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXNV-FPJ : 6 December 2014), John Rowlett, 12 May 1907; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Campania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Ruth Rosa Rowlett, aged 59, originally from Chipperham, England, who arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Southampton, England [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXPF-ZNL : 6 December 2014), Ruth Rosa Rowlett, 09 Jul 1908; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • John Rowlett, aged 48, originally from Brighton, England, who arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Liverpool, England [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXBX-MN1 : 6 December 2014), John Rowlett, 11 Jun 1909; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • John Rowlett, aged 52, originally from London, England, who arrived in New York in 1913 aboard the ship "Campania" from Liverpool, England [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJM5-1M8 : 6 December 2014), John Rowlett, 12 Apr 1913; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Campania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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Contemporary Notables of the name Rowlett (post 1700)


  • John Miles Rowlett (1914-1978), American architect and co-founder of Caudill Rowlett Scott, an architecture firm in Houston, Texas in 1946
  • Bascom Joseph Rowlett (1886-1947), American architect in Richmond, Virginia
  • Margaret Rowlett (1897-1963), American author from North Carolina who designed children's draperies and bedspreads, and wrote two books for children with the theme "Cricket," her nickname as a child
  • Charles Tracy Rowlett (b. 1942), American Emmy Award winning television journalist and former anchor and managing editor
  • Frank Byron Rowlett (1908-1998), American cryptologist, inducted into the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame, eponym of the Frank Byron Rowlett Award

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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)
  5. ^ 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)
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFFD-QWL : 6 December 2014), Alfred Ernest Rowlett, 09 Mar 1906; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXNV-FPJ : 6 December 2014), John Rowlett, 12 May 1907; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Campania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  8. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXPF-ZNL : 6 December 2014), Ruth Rosa Rowlett, 09 Jul 1908; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  9. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXBX-MN1 : 6 December 2014), John Rowlett, 11 Jun 1909; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  10. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJM5-1M8 : 6 December 2014), John Rowlett, 12 Apr 1913; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Campania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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