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I found a useful online tool called named which maps the frequency of any given surname in modern Britain. I was surprised that many of my ancestral names from both sides, even quite far back, were most frequently found in Devonshire and Somerset.

The Rowsells themselves originate from that area too, but in modern times, they have spread out a bit. Blue stars represent names from my paternal lineage, pink maternal.

 

devonshire ancestry surnames

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