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Bowlby Family History

Bowlby Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Boulby in North Yorkshire or Bulby in Lincolnshire, both of which are named with the Old Norse byname Boli (from boli ‘bull’) + Old Norse býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’. adm. UK 36 - York 5; 1881 British census has 63.

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

116,004 Historical Documents with Bowlby on Ancestry.com
13,107 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,736 Military Records
1,190 Immigration Records
13,291 Census and Voter Lists
85,680 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Bowlby Families

  • Number of Bowlby families
     25 - 47
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bowlby families
     51 - 99
     18 - 50
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Bowlby last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Bowlby Family Origin

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Bowlby Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Bowlby

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Bowlby Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Bowlby census records

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Bowlby Civil War Service Records

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