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Bowersox Family History

Bowersox Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of German Bauersachs, a name indicating descent from Hans Bauer, nicknamed Sachs ‘the Saxon’, a forester who lived in Judenbach, Franconia, c.1555. An alternative derivation is from Bauerochs, literally ‘farmer ox’, a nickname or byname for the farmer who kept the breeding bull in a community.

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

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10,026 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,108 Military Records
196 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Bowersox Families

  • Number of Bowersox families
     82 - 162
     28 - 81
     1 - 27
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bowersox families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Bowersox last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Bowersox Family Origin

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Bowersox Immigration Information

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Bowersox Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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