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Origins of the Rowland surname

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About the Rowlands

We have a total number of 110829 records for people with the last name Rowland.

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Alternative variations of the name Rowland

Rowland, Rowlands, Roland, Rolland, Rolands

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Where do most Rowlands live?

In 1921, most Rowlands lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Rowlands

How common is your surname?

439th most common surname in the UK

We have 96,500 records for the Rowland surname. The oldest one dates back to 1220.

Who were Rowlands most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Rowland first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Rowlands

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Rowlands in 1921


House Servant




Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


Common Male occupations for Rowlands in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer


Coal Miner




Farm Labourer


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