The name ‘Rowe’ originates from England. It is derived from the topographic name for someone who lived by a hedgerow or in a row of houses built next to one another, from the Middle English word ‘row’ (northerm Middle English word ‘raw’, in itself a variant of the Old English word ‘raw’). It is also from the mediaval given name ‘Row’, a variant of ‘Rou(l)’ a short for of ‘Rolland’. Variant´s: ‘Row’; ‘Raw’, ‘Rew’, ‘Rue’, (from the Old English byform ‘roew’). Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Rowe’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 14th century were a ‘Richard del Rowe’, from Macclesfield, England, is recorded as having been Mayor of Macclesfield in 1368. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘John Row’, aged 21, a baker by trade, from the county of Berkshire, England. He emigrated to North America in 1775, sailing from the P… Coat of arms: Gules a trefoil …
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