Roworth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Roworth family

The surname Roworth was 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.

Early History of the Roworth family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roworth research. Another 152 words (11 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 and printed products wherever possible.

Roworth Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Roworth family (pre 1700)

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


Australia Roworth migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Roworth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Christian William Roworth, (b. 1821), aged 14, English convict who was convicted in Middlesex, England for 7 years forbreaking, entering and theft, transported aboard the "Aurora" on 18th June 1835, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land), he died in 1864 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Roworth (post 1700) +

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


The Roworth Motto +

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.


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th August 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/aurora


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