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Origins of the Bowyer surname

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About the Bowyers

We have a total number of 37590 records for people with the last name Bowyer.

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Where do most Bowyers live?

In 1921, most Bowyers lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Bowyers

How common is your surname?

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

We have 34,500 records for the Bowyer surname. The oldest one dates back to 1220.

Who were Bowyers most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Bowyer first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Bowyers

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

Common Female occupations for Bowyers in 1921
Dressmaker

162

Laundress

94

General Servant Domestic

79

Domestic Servant

76

Living On Own Means

67

Common Male occupations for Bowyers in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

199

General Labourer

143

Farmer

117

Farm Labourer

97

Bricklayer

96

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