Bowser Family History

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Bowser Name Meaning

English: nickname from the Norman term of address beu sire ‘fine sir’, given either to a fine gentleman (perhaps ironically), or to someone who made frequent use of this term of address. Compare Bonser. Americanized spelling of German Bauser.

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

Similar surnames: Bonser, Bowmer, Howser, Rowser, Bowler, Bowsher, Boser, Bowyer

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Bowser Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bowser name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bowser. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Bowser Family Origin

Where is the Bowser family from?

Bowser Family Occupations

What did your Bowser ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Bowser Historical Records

What Bowser family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 59,000 census records available for the last name Bowser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bowser 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bowser. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Bowser. For the veterans among your Bowser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bowser Life Expectancy

What is the average Bowser lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bowser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bowser in 1945 was 71, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bowser 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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