AuthorRev Patrick Woulfe
SourceIrish Names and Surnames

RUADH—IX—Rowe, Roe; Irish 'ruadh,' i.e., red, red-haired; an epithet which took the place of the real surname. Roe is often merely the final syllable of such surnames as MacEnroe, &c. Rowe is also an English surname.

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