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Bowes Family History

Bowes Name Meaning
Northern English: habitational name from Bowes (formerly in North Yorkshire, now in County Durham), or from some other place so called, the place name being derived from the plural of Old English boga ‘bow’, here referring to bends in a river (see Bow).Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhaigh (see Bogue).

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

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109,777 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
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Name Distribution of Bowes Families

  • Number of Bowes families
     69 - 136
     24 - 68
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bowes families
     450 - 897
     151 - 449
     1 - 150
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Bowes families
     57 - 112
     20 - 56
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Bowes Family Origin

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Bowes Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Bowes

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Bowes Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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