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Bowdoin Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Baudouin, French form of Baldwin, or of any of the numerous variant forms of this name found in France and Belgium.

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


Similar surnames: Boudoin, Bodin, Bowden, Jodoin, Loudin, Bardin, Bodkin, Bordon

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Bowdoin Family Origin

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Bowdoin Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Farm Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Banker

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bowdoin. The most common Bowdoin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Bowdoin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bowdoin family was Banker.

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Bowdoin Historical Records

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Bowdoin Life Expectancy

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