Bowmaster Family History

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Bowmaster Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Baumeister or the Dutch cognate Bouwmeester, occupational names for a master builder.

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


Similar surnames: Lowmaster, Master, Bowmer, Mester, Bowser, Bowermaster, Burmaster

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Bowmaster Family Origin

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Bowmaster Family Occupations

What did your Bowmaster ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bowmaster. The most common Bowmaster occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Bowmaster's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bowmaster family was Basket Maker.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Carpenter

    17%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Basket Maker

    6%

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

Bowmaster Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bowmaster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bowmaster 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 Bowmaster. 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 Bowmaster. For the veterans among your Bowmaster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bowmaster Life Expectancy

What is the average Bowmaster lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Bowmaster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Bowmaster in 1960 was 56, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bowmaster

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bowmaster 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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