The Rowe Family

A Family History

The Rowes so far

I have two lines of Rowes listed here, they may be related they may not. One line is fro Robert ROWE probably born sometime between 1768 and 1779 who married Grace  WARN a 5x Great Aunt in 1798 in St Pinnock, Cornwall, England. The other is Richard ROWE born around the same time is a 4x Great Grandfather who married a Mary BETTESON in Fowey, Cornwall, England in 1797.

Richard 1770 Robert 1768
Jennifer 1797 Margaret 1799
Richard 1799 Elizabeth 1802
Elizabeth 1803 Daniel 1804
Fanny 1805 Grace 1805
Thomas 1806 Anne 1808
Betsey 1808 Ann 1811
John 1812 Honor 1813

Rowe name meaning

This ancient surname recorded as Rowe and Row, is English. It has at least three possible origins. The first is topographical, and as such it may have described a person who who lived either by a hedgerow, or possibly a row of houses. Eitherway it derives from the Olde English pre 7th century word "raw" meaning row. Secondly, and more likely we think, it may derive from either the medieval given name Rou or Roul, both from the ancient Germanic personal name Rolf, or from a short form of the given name Rowland, a Germanic or Frankish personal name of the time of Charlamagne the Great in the 8th century a.d. Rolf translates as 'renowned wolf' whilst Rowland means 'renowned land'. The surname in England is late 12th century (see below), making it one of the very first of all surnames. Other early recordings include Richard le Rowe, in the Assize Rolls of Cheshire in 1226, and Walter le Rowe in the Pleas of the forest of Epping, Essex in 1246. Early surviving examples of church recordings include Gedeock Rowe who was christened on March 13th 1552 at Allhallows, in the city of London, and Anne, the daughter of William Row, who was christened on July 29th 1556 at St. Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey. Maria Rowe, aged 30, was an Irish famine emigrant, who sailed from Liverpool aboard the ship "John-Robert" bound for New York, on June 1st 1846. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Geoffrey le Ruwe. This was dated 1195, in the Pipe Rolls of Leicestershire, during the reign of King Richard 1st of England, and known to history as "The Lionheart", 1189 - 1199.

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