Bowlby Family History

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Bowlby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Boulby in North Yorkshire or Bulby in Lincolnshire, both of which are named with the Old Norse byname Boli (from boli ‘bull’) + Old Norse býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Bowley, Bielby, Bilby, Colby, Howley, Dalby, Bodley, Milby, Rowley

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Bowlby Family Origin

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Bowlby Family Occupations

What did your Bowlby ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bowlby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Bowlby's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bowlby family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bowlby.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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Bowlby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Bowlby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bowlby 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bowlby. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Bowlby. For the veterans among your Bowlby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bowlby Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bowlby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Bowlby in 1943 was 33, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bowlby 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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