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Bowdish Family History

Bowdish Name Meaning
Probably an altered form of the English surname Bowditch. Alternatively, it could be Americanized spelling of the eastern German family name Baudisch, from the Old Slavic stem buditi ‘to wake’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

36,320 Historical Documents with Bowdish on Ancestry.com
4,454 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,052 Military Records
134 Immigration Records
5,517 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Bowdish Families

  • Number of Bowdish families
     17 - 31
     6 - 16
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bowdish families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Bowdish last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Bowdish Family Origin

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Bowdish Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Bowdish

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Bowdish Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Bowdish Civil War Service Records

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