Bowdry Family History

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Bowdry Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of French Beaudry, or a variant spelling of English Baudry, which has the same origin.

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

Similar surnames: Bowdre, Body, Bowdle, Boddy, Cowdery, Dowdey, Howry, Mowry, Towry

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Bowdry Family Origin

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Bowdry Family Occupations

What did your Bowdry ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bowdry. The most common Bowdry occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Bowdry's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bowdry family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bowdry ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bowdry Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bowdry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bowdry 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 61 immigration records available for the last name Bowdry. 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 321 military records available for the last name Bowdry. For the veterans among your Bowdry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bowdry Life Expectancy

What is the average Bowdry lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Bowdry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bowdry in 1949 was 53, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bowdry

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bowdry 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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