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Indented Pedigree

This records page is dedicated to those families who used the Rowden surname at some point but who appear to have started with a more distant spelling or variant of the surname. See the variants page for more.

An indented pedigree format displays the family descendants with each successive generation indented to the right. For more information see the main family records page.

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County of Lincolnshire

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33 In the nineteenth century this family surname was spelt Rawden. Part of the family moved from Norfolk to Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire in the 1880s and started using the Rowden spelling from the early 1900s. It is not clear how many of the family are now Rowden or retain the original spelling Rawden. 10 February 2021

County of Shropshire

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Shifnall 32 Thomas Roden was born in Shropshire the 1860s. As a coal hewer he moved to Welsh valleys for work and there raised a family of 9 children all of whom were registered with the surname Rowden. 10 February 2021

County of Staffordshire

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Dudley 34 John Roden's mother, Susannah Roden was born in Gornal Wood, Dudley, although John himself was born in Herefordshire in 1874. It was here that he also married but under the name Rowden and his nine children were all given the same surname which has perpetuated. 28 December 2019

County of Herefordshire

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Ledbury 37 John Roden was born in Ledbury, Herefordshire as, it seems, were his ancestors. His son William was registered with a Roaden surname at birth, Rouden in a census and then Rowden when he married. Rowden seems to have been used by the family since then. 11 November 2022


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London 39 This family adopted the Rowden surname after forming it from a variant spelling of a middle name, Rourden. Gerard Walter Courtenay Rowden was born Wilfrid Walter Wallace Wotton in 1880. He was also know as Wilfrid Rourden Leigh and even Walter Courtenay Rowden but seems to have used the Rowden surname consistently after his second marriage in 1922. 11 November 2022