Bowlan Family History

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Bowlan Name Meaning

English: variant of Boland. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Beólláin, ‘descendant of Bjolan’, a Norse personal name.

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


Similar surnames: Boylan, Bowden, Boran, Bowland, Bolan, Bowen, Bowman, Gowan, Rowland

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Bowlan Family Origin

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Bowlan Family Occupations

What did your Bowlan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Iron Mill were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bowlan. A less common occupation for the Bowlan family was Keeping House. The most common Bowlan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Bowlan's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    52%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Iron Mill

    9%
  • Keeping House

    9%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bowlan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bowlan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bowlan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bowlan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Bowlan. 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 Card

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

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Bowlan Life Expectancy

What is the average Bowlan lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Bowlan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bowlan in 1958 was 75, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bowlan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bowlan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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