Bowes Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from Bowes (formerly in North Yorkshire, now in County Durham), or from some other place so called, the place name being derived from the plural of Old English boga ‘bow’, here referring to bends in a river (see Bow). Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhaigh (see Bogue).

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

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Bowes Family Origin

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Bowes Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    2%

In 1880, the most common Bowes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Bowes's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bowes family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bowes.

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, Bowes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Bowes in 1947 was 33, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bowes

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