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  • Belle J. Rowell (1857 - 1937)
  • Bethia Rowell (1685 - aft.1736)
    Brown 9 November 1685–after 1736 (Age 50) Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United StatesThe Life Summary of BethiaWhen Bethia Brown was born on 9 November 1685, in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, Unit...
  • Carline Willie Rowell (1924 - 2015)
    Birth: Apr. 23, 1924 Death: Apr. 11, 2015Services for Carline Willie Stancil Rowell, 90, of Farmerville, La will be held on Monday, April 13, 2015, at Farrar Funeral Home with Reverend Bob Jackson of...
  • Capt. Daniel Rowell (1765 - 1847)
    Rowell New Hampshire To Illinois Migration 'Captain Daniel Rowell
  • Edward Rowell (1669 - 1729)
    After John Hodge died, Margaret Phillips married Augustine Hunnicutt Jr.Will of Augustine Hunnicutt:Surry County VA book 6, page 6:"....wife Margaret, son Augustine, daughters Katherine, Ann...." Furth...

About the Rowell surname Crest, see citation. No. 1 Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Rowell is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Rothwell, a place-name found in the counties of Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, and the West Riding of Yorkshire. [2]

The place-name Rothwell is derived from the Old English words roth, which means forest clearing, and wella, which means spring or stream. The place-name as a whole translates as "spring or stream in the summer clearing." [3] In the Domesday Book, [4] compiled in 1086, each of those places was originally listed as Rodewelle.

Early Origins of the Rowell Family

The surname Rowell was first found in Lincolnshire where one of the first listings of the family was Robert de Rothewelle who was listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. Later in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls, Johanna de Rothewell and Johannes de Rothewell were listed. [2]


  1. House of Names. "Rowell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms" House of Names. Retrieved December 25, 2020, (
  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. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)