Bowdish Family History

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Bowdish Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of the English surname Bowditch. Alternatively, it could be Americanized spelling of the eastern German family name Baudisch, from the Old Slavic stem buditi ‘to wake’.

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


Similar surnames: Gladish, Bodin, Borish, Bowditch, Beamish, Rodich, Berish, Boris

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Bowdish Family Origin

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Bowdish Family Occupations

What did your Bowdish ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bowdish. 13% of Bowdish men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Bowdish women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bowdish were Truck Driver and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    13%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Housework
    6%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Waitress
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bowdish Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Bowdish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bowdish census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 157 immigration records available for the last name Bowdish. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bowdish. For the veterans among your Bowdish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bowdish Life Expectancy

What is the average Bowdish lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bowdish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Bowdish in 1945 was 54, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bowdish

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