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Origins of the Bowman surname

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About the Bowmans

We have a total number of 94020 records for people with the last name Bowman.

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Where do most Bowmans live?

In 1921, most Bowmans lived in North East.

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Interesting facts about Bowmans

How common is your surname?

534th most common surname in the UK

We have 76,000 records for the Bowman surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Bowmans most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Bowman first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Bowmans

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

Common Female occupations for Bowmans in 1921


Domestic Servant


House Servant


General Servant Domestic


House Keeper


Common Male occupations for Bowmans in 1921
Coal Miner




Farm Hands




General Labourer


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