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The Rowntree 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)


Rowntree Early Origins



The surname Rowntree 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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Rowntree Spelling Variations


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Rowntree Spelling Variations



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

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Rowntree Early History


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Rowntree Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rowntree research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rowntree History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rowntree Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rowntree Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rowntree Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rowntree In Ireland


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Rowntree In Ireland



Some of the Rowntree family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 145 words (10 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:

Rowntree Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Rowntree, who settled in South Carolina in 1674

Rowntree Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James R. Rowntree, who came to Philadelphia in 1798

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rowntree (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rowntree (post 1700)



  • Arnold Stephenson Rowntree (1872-1951), English Quaker and politician, son of John Stephenson Rowntree
  • John Stephenson Rowntree (1834-1907), English Director of Rowntree's, the York confectionery company and a reformer of the Quaker movement
  • Dave Rowntree (b. 1964), English musician, best known as the drummer for the rock band Blur
  • Sir Norman Rowntree (1912-1991), English Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Manchester
  • Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree (1871-1954), English sociological researcher, social reformer and industrialist, son of Joseph Rowntree
  • Henry Issac Rowntree (1837-1883), English founder of the Rowntree Chocolate Company in York, England in 1862
  • Joseph Rowntree (1836-1925), English Quaker industrialist, member of the Rowntree English confectionery business
  • Richardson William Rowntree (1884-1968), English-born, New Zealand cricketer who played 33 first-class matches
  • Catr Iona Rowntree (b. 1971), Australian presenter for Australian Nine Network's Getaway program

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Rowntree Historic Events


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Rowntree Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. George W Rowntree (b. 1921), English Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from North Shields, Northumberland, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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The Rowntree Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rowntree 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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