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Bowley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Bowley, near Leominster in Herefordshire and in Devon. The first is named with Old English bula ‘bull’, perhaps a byname (see Bull) + leah ‘woodland clearing’. The second is from Old English boga ‘bow’, ‘river bend’ + leah.

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


Similar surnames: Howley, Cowley, Bodley, Rowley, Boxley, Bosley, Bowlby, Bromley

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Bowley Family Origin

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Bowley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Farm Laborer

    2%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bowley family was Farm Laborer. The most common Bowley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Bowley's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bowley.

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Bowley Life Expectancy

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