Origins of the Bownes surname

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    OrkneyShetlandHighlandsWestern IslesGrampianTaysideCentralStrathclydeFifeLothianBordersDumfriesNorth East 5North West 23Isle of ManYorkshire 159East Midlands 24West Midlands 20East 17London 57South East 15South West 7South WalesMid Wales 7West Wales 7North Wales 2Republic of IrelandNorthern Ireland

    In 1921, most Bowneses lived in yorkshire

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    Common jobs for Bowneses

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    Commmon female occupations for Bowneses in 1921

    Cutler

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    Domestic Servant

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    General Servant Domestic

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    Housekeeper

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    Silver Burnisher

    7

    Commmon male occupations for Bowneses in 1921

    Blacksmith

    16

    Spring Knife Cutler

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    Coal Miner

    12

    Grinder

    10

    Edge Tool Forger

    9

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