Last name: ROWLEY

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ROWLEY : This last name is indexed 147,128 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

ROWLEY : 1: English: habitational name from one or more of various places called Rowley or Rowly such as Rowley Regis (Staffordshire) Rowley (Devon Durham) Rowleygreen Farm (Hertfordshire) Rowly (Surrey) Rowley (East Yorkshire) Rowley near Bardsey (Yorkshire) Rowley in Lepton (Yorkshire) and Rowley Hill (Essex). The placenames probably all derive from Old English rūh ‘rough’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’ though the East Yorkshire place may have been named with hlāw ‘mound hill’ as the second element.2: Irish: from Ó Roghallaigh a variant of Ó Raghailligh. See Riley and O'Reilly.

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