Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Variants: Rousell, Rowswell
Category: 1 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is in its early stages.
Contact: Miss Rhiannon Lloyd
I began this study to try to understand how my family was connected to other Rowsell families in my area of South Somerset. My 3 x great-grandmother was born a Rousell, in Merriott, Somerset and I wished to find out her family's heritage. There seem to be various pockets of the surname in Somerset which use the different spellings. When I have collected information about if or how the Somerset families are connected, I hope to be able to find more information about the possible origins, as there are various sources that suggest the surname is itself derived from the surname Russell and/or Rosewell.
Rousell and Rowswell are the registered surname variants for this study, although I hope to make a note of any other spellings that might be considered merely spelling mistakes. This study will mainly focus on Rowsell, Rousell and Rowswell.
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