About this Site

My interest in my family name started in the early 1980s. The idea of a Rowden Surname web site developed from increasing email contact with others searching out Rowdens, initiated in the mid 1990s. The website was 'born' in 1997 and has been under steady development ever since. Its purpose is to provide a wide range of assistance and encouragement to those researching the Rowden surname and its variant spellings worldwide; to help anyone wishing to discover their Rowden roots.

The web site has its own domain at www.rowdensurname.org and this page gives background to some of its features.

The copyright of the Rowden Surname web site is mentioned below. The information presented at this site has been gathered from many sources over many years. It is provided to help those find more about their family or associated families. To discover more about the Rowden surname exchange of information is actively encouraged. If you benefit from the site or can assist by providing missing details please e-mail.

The basic page layout shows a menu at the top of each page with a grey background which provides site related links. On the top right of the layout is another menu with a blue background providing links to the Rowden family information. For ease of navigation internal links to other pages within the website are shown in light red, and external links in underline green. The new icon new shown on some pages indicates a new feature or item. This typically remains for about 3 months. A globe icon globe provides a link to a relevant Goggle map of the area. On the pedigree pages this symbol directs you to a map showing the known locations of where an individual lived. For more information on this go to the Where did they live? page.

Using a Profile
Visitors or regular users of the site may set up a profile on the site. This allows details and preferences to be kept up to date by the user. Find out more about

An updates page is available to provide regular visitors with a history-line list of changes to the site. Items updated within the last month are shown with an updatedicon on the site map page.

Although every effort has been made to ensure that the information given at this site is correct, I can not accept responsibility for its accuracy in any way; nor the content of linked external internet sites. The accuracy of the information is under constant review to make it as up to date as possible. If you find errors, missing or misleading information I would like to know about it. Additionally if you find any part of the web site does not function correctly, again I would like to know. Please e-mail with full details. 

Site Bites
Background snippets of information about Rowdens are given in 'Site Bites' for general interest. They are mostly based on UK source information and as this database is still in its infancy they will not appear on every page.

The Rowden Surname web site found at www.rowdensurname.org and photographic images contained therein, are copyright. Permission must be sought before using site material.

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