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Bowie Family History

Bowie Name Meaning
Scottish and Irish: nickname from Gaelic buidhe ‘yellow’, ‘fair-haired’, or possibly an Anglicized form of Ó Buadhaigh (see Bogue).

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

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Name Distribution of Bowie Families

  • Number of Bowie families
     64 - 125
     22 - 63
     1 - 21
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bowie families
     72 - 141
     25 - 71
     1 - 24
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Bowie families
     324 - 646
     109 - 323
     1 - 108
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Bowie Family Origin

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Bowie Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Bowie

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Bowie Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Bowie Civil War Service Records

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