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Irish surnames are all based on the Gaelic language native to Ireland. The original Gaelic form of the name Rowney is O Ruanaidh.

Rowney Early Origins



The surname Rowney was first found in County Down (Irish:An Dún) part of the Province of Ulster, in Northern Ireland, formerly known as county St Mirren.

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Rowney Spelling Variations


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Rowney Spelling Variations



Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name Rowney dating from that time include O'Rooney, Rooney, Roony, Roonay, Roney and others.

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Rowney Early History


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Rowney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rowney research. Another 265 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1079 and 1288 are included under the topic Early Rowney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rowney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rowney Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rowney Notables 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



Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Rowney:

Rowney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Rowney, who arrived in Maryland in 1637

Rowney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Rowney, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1701

Rowney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Rowney, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1868

Rowney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Rowney arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1845 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ISABELLA WATSON 1845. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1845IsabellaWatson.htm
  • William Rowney, aged 19, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1845 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ISABELLA WATSON 1845. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1845IsabellaWatson.htm
  • George Rowney, aged 17, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1845 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ISABELLA WATSON 1845. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1845IsabellaWatson.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rowney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rowney (post 1700)



  • Paul Rowney (b. 1970), Australian Olympic cyclist at the 2000 Summer Olympics
  • Chris Rowney (b. 1991), professional English footballer
  • Thomas and Richard Rowney (b. 1783), English founders of T. & R. Rowney, a perfume maker and wig supplier in 1783 which evolved to George Rowney, (Daler-Rowney) a UK supplier of art materials

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ISABELLA WATSON 1845. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1845IsabellaWatson.htm

Other References

  1. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  2. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  3. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  4. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  6. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  8. 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 Co., 1992. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
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The Rowney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rowney 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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