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Bowsher Name Meaning

German: variant of Bauscher or Boesshaar (see Basehore). English: variant of Belcher.

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

Similar surnames: Bosher, Bowser, Bowmer, Boshers, Bolster, Brasher, Bose, Busher

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Bowsher Family Origin

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Bowsher Family Occupations

What did your Bowsher ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bowsher. The most common Bowsher occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Bowsher's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bowsher family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Bowsher Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Bowsher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bowsher 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 775 immigration records available for the last name Bowsher. 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 Bowsher. For the veterans among your Bowsher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bowsher Life Expectancy

What is the average Bowsher lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Bowsher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Bowsher in 1940 was 36, and 79 in 2004.

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