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The Rowntray surname comes from the Middle English word "rown" and the Old English word "tree;" meaning together, a "rowan tree." Thus the first to bear the name likely lived near such a tree. [1]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)


Rowntray Early Origins



The surname Rowntray was first found in Cumberland 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 Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Rowntray Early History


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Rowntray Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rowntray research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1376 and are included under the topic Early Rowntray History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rowntray Spelling Variations


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Rowntray Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rowntree, Rountree, Rowantree and others.

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Rowntray Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rowntray Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Rowntray In Ireland


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Rowntray In Ireland



Some of the Rowntray family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 155 words (11 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 or some of its variants were: Thomas Rowntree, who settled in South Carolina in 1674; Elizabeth Roundtree, who arrived in Virginia in 1686; James R. Rowntree, who came to Philadelphia in 1798.

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