Bowdoin Family History

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Bowdoin Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Baudouin, French form of Baldwin, or of any of the numerous variant forms of this name found in France and Belgium.

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


Similar surnames: Boudoin, Bodin, Bowden, Jodoin, Loudin, Bardin, Bodkin, Bordon

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Bowdoin Family Origin

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Bowdoin Family Occupations

What did your Bowdoin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bowdoin family was Banker. The most common Bowdoin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Bowdoin's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bowdoin.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Farm Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Banker

    4%

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Bowdoin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bowdoin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bowdoin 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bowdoin. 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 Bowdoin. For the veterans among your Bowdoin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bowdoin Life Expectancy

What is the average Bowdoin lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Bowdoin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bowdoin in 1959 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bowdoin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bowdoin ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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