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Where did the Scottish Roworth family come from? What is the Scottish Roworth family crest and coat of arms? When did the Roworth family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Roworth family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Roatt, Roat, Roett, Roet, Rowat, Rowatt, Rowet, Rowett, Rouet, Rouett and many more.

First found in Somerset, where a Norman noble was granted lands by his liege Lord, William, Duke of Normandy. They branched north to Scotland where typically many Norman nobles were granted lands by the Scottish monarch.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roworth research. Another 303 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1554, 1585, 1606, 1600, 1740, 1513 and 1768 are included under the topic Early Roworth History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Roworth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: R. Rouet, who settled in Maryland in 1722; Barnett Roat settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1738; followed by Lucy and Alderey; John Roett settled in Philadelphia in 1871..

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  • Edward Roworth (1880-1964), English-born, South African painter, one of his works appeared in Buckingham Palace


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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Quaerere verum
Motto Translation: To seek the truth.

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  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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  7. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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The Roworth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Roworth 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.

This page was last modified on 22 October 2013 at 14:22.

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