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Origins of the Bowne surname

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About the Bownes

We have a total number of 2571 records for people with the last name Bowne.

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Where do most Bownes live?

In 1921, most Bownes lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Bownes

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We have 1,940 records for the Bowne surname. The oldest one dates back to 1558.

Who were Bownes most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Bowne first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Bownes

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

Common Female occupations for Bownes in 1921


Living On Own Means






Living On Her Own Means


Common Male occupations for Bownes in 1921






Agricultural Labourer




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