Rothwell Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Rothwell Name Meaning: Habitational from any of the places in england named 'Rothwell',i.e Yorkshire or Northamptonshire. roo(u) 'clearing' + well(a) 'spring'.

The name is of medieval english origin and could indicate someone who lived in a clearing by the stream. The clearing being created by ridding the ground of trees.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Rothwell Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Rothwell family

Profession Census Frequency
Cotton Weaver 155
Female Servant 55
Independent 49
Labourer 46
Weaver 44
Agricultural Labourer 41
Cotton Spinner 41
Farmer 40
Cotton Piecer 32
Coal Miner 30
Male Servant 29
Silk Weaver 27
Power Loom Weaver 19
Stone Mason 16
Woollen Weaver 16
Shoe Maker 15
Dress Maker 14
Painter 12
Bleacher 11
Collier 11
Cotton Carder 11
Rope Maker 11
Silk Winder 10
Calico Printer 10
Spinner 10

Rothwell Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Rothwell 100% 39,000
2 Rathwell 88% 430
3 Ruthwell 88% 335
4 Rothewell 89% 112

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The surname Rothwell is the most popular version of all its varients

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