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Bowles Family History

Bowles Name Meaning
English and Irish: variant of Bowell or Bowler.

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

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258,332 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
27,628 Military Records
12,990 Immigration Records
191,399 Census and Voter Lists
627,530 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Bowles Families

  • Number of Bowles families
     210 - 417
     71 - 209
     1 - 70
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bowles families
     468 - 933
     157 - 467
     1 - 156
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Bowles families
     7 - 12
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Bowles census records

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Bowles Family Origin

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Bowles Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Bowles families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Bowles

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Bowles Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Bowles census records

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Bowles Civil War Service Records

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