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Origin Of The Surname Rothwell

Meaning Of The Surname Rothwell

From the Town by the Stream

Interesting Facts About Rothwell

Rothwell is a locational surname coming from any of the places so-called or similarly spelled across Britain. Locational surnames were traditionally given to someone who had moved away to a new area, whereby they were assigned the name of their original home as a surname to differentiate them from the other townspeople. The place name itself comes from the Old English ‘rod’ meaning cleared area and ‘wealla’ meaning a stream. Places with this name would have had an area of cleared land with a stream running through them.

Rothwell Statistics

Rothwell is the number 1218 ranked surname in the United Kingdom. According to our statistics around 8,186 share the surname Rothwell in the UK.

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