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Bowditch Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bowditch in Chardstock (Devon formerly in Dorset). The placename probably derives from Middle English bove the diche ‘above the ditch’ (Old English būfan dīce).

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

Similar surnames: Bowdish, Winch, Fitch, Booth, Rodich, Goldbach, Bobich, Bostic

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Where is the Bowditch family from?

You can see how Bowditch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bowditch family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bowditch families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 23 Bowditch families living in Massachusetts. This was about 74% of all the recorded Bowditch's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Bowditch families in 1840.
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What did your Bowditch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bowditch. 18% of Bowditch men worked as a Salesman and 45% of Bowditch women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bowditch were Farm and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Farmer
  • Farm

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Bookkeeper
  • Stenographer
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bowditch. 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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Draft Cards

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

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What is the average Bowditch lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Bowditch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Bowditch in 1955 was 72, and 78 in 2004.

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