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Origins of the Bowhill surname

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About the Bowhills

We have a total number of 1972 records for people with the last name Bowhill.

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Where do most Bowhills live?

In 1921, most Bowhills lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Bowhills

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You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 1,840 records for the Bowhill surname. The oldest one dates back to 1850.

Who were Bowhills most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Bowhill first names?

  • John
  • Thomas
  • Elizabeth
  • Mary Ann

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Common jobs for Bowhills

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Bowhills in 1921


Domestic Servant


Living On Own Means


Cotton Weaver


Private Means


Common Male occupations for Bowhills in 1921




Agricultural Labourer


Farm Labourer




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