Last name: ROWELL

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ROWELL : This last name is indexed 53,724 times on Geneanet!

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ROWELL : English:: 1: habitational name principally from Rothwell (Yorkshire) but Rothwell in Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire also gave rise to surnames. The placenames derive from Old English roth ‘clearing’ + wella ‘well spring stream’.2: habitational name from Rowell in Chudleigh (Devon) named with Old English rūh ‘rough’ + hyll ‘hill’. The name may have been confused with Roll.3: perhaps a habitational name from Roel (Gloucestershire) or Rowell (Westmorland). The Gloucestershire placename derives from Old English rā ‘roe roe buck’ + wella ‘well spring stream’ while the Westmorland placename probably derives from Old English rūh ‘rough’ + hol ‘hole hollow’.4: perhaps a variant of Roll; see Rolfe.

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