Type Surname (from occupation)
Pronounced Pron. ROWLS
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Contributor Contrib.wh0sbad on 9/28/2019
Possibly derived from the Latin word rotus, meaning "wheel". It would indicate one who built wheels as a living. A famous bearer was American inventor and entrepreneur Charles Rolls (1877-1910), founder of the Rolls-Royce Ltd along with Henry Royce (1863-1933).