Bowman Family History
Bowman Name Meaning
English and Scottish: occupational name for an archer hunter or soldier armed with a bow from Middle English bow(e)man bouman (from Old English boga ‘bow’ + mann ‘man’). This word was distinguished from Bowyer which denoted a maker or seller of bows. Americanized form of German Baumann or the Dutch cognate Bouwman .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press