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Bowdish Name Meaning

Altered form of English Bowditch . Possibly also an Americanized form of Baudisch a Germanized Sorbian surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Gladish, Bodin, Borish, Bowditch, Beamish, Rodich, Berish, Boris

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Where is the Bowdish family from?

You can see how Bowdish families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bowdish family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Bowdish families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 32 Bowdish families living in New York. This was about 74% of all the recorded Bowdish's in USA. New York had the highest population of Bowdish families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bowdish surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bowdish ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bowdish. 31% of Bowdish men worked as a Farmer and 35% of Bowdish women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bowdish were Truck Driver and Housework. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Waitress
  • Teacher
  • Housework
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Passenger Lists

There are 157 immigration records available for the last name Bowdish. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bowdish. For the veterans among your Bowdish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bowdish lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bowdish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Bowdish in 1945 was 54, and 66 in 2004.

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