Last name: ROWAN

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ROWAN : This last name is indexed 46,386 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

ROWAN : 1: Irish: from Ó Ruadháin or Ó Ruaidhín both meaning ‘descendant of Ruadhán’ a personal name from a diminutive of ruadh ‘red’. See also Rooney.2: Irish: from Ó Ruadhacháin ‘son of Ruadhachán’ a personal name from a diminutive of ruadh ‘red’ (also used as a placename and Anglicized as Roughan). Compare also Rogan (Ó Ruadhagáin) of which may be a variant both it and Ó Ruadhacháin being found in Ulster and Connacht.3: Irish: from Ó Robhacháin the name of a scattered ecclesiastical family found in Clare in the 16th and 17th centuries. The personal name was earlier Reabhachán ‘skillful artful’.4: Scottish: variant of Rowland. Rowand was a common Scottish pronunciation of Rowland giving the variants Rowand and Rowan.

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