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Bowles Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant of Bowell or Bowler.

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


Similar surnames: Boles, Bowes, Powles, Bowlds, Towles, Bownes, Boyles, Vowles, Downes

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Bowles Family Origin

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Bowles Family Occupations

What did your Bowles ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bowles occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Bowles's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bowles family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bowles.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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Bowles Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Bowles ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Bowles Life Expectancy

What is the average Bowles lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, Bowles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bowles in 1941 was 41, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bowles 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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