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Where is the Bowie family from?
You can see how Bowie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bowie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bowie families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 47 Bowie families living in Maryland. This was about 45% of all the recorded Bowie's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Bowie families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bowie surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bowie. 22% of Bowie men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Bowie women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bowie were Carpenter and Housework.