Bowker Family History
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Bowker Name Meaning
English (chiefly Manchester): occupational name for someone whose job was to steep cotton or linen in lye (a strong alkali) to cleanse it, from an agent derivative of Middle English bouken ‘to wash’ (from Middle Dutch buken).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Booker, Bowler, Bower, Boozer, Baker, Hawker, Corker, Bowyer, Bocker