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Bowler Family History

Bowler Name Meaning
English (chiefly Nottinghamshire): from Middle English boller (from Old English bolla ‘bowl’, ‘drinking vessel’ + the agent suffix -er), an occupational name for a maker or seller of bowls. Medieval bowls were made of wood as well as of earthenware.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

425,085 Historical Documents with Bowler on Ancestry.com.au
139,228 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
10,044 Military Records
8,557 Immigration Records
100,479 Census and Voter Lists
166,777 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Bowler Families

  • Number of Bowler families
     273 - 543
     92 - 272
     1 - 91
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data

Bowler census records

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Bowler Family Origin

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Bowler Immigration Information (AU)

from the Australian Convict Transportation Registers 1787-1868

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Bowler Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

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Military Service by Bowler

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