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Bowell Name Meaning

Welsh: variant of Powell (see Howell). English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Bouelles in Seine Maritime, France, so named with Old Norman French boelle ‘enclosure’, ‘dwelling’.

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


Similar surnames: Boswell, Bonwell, Howell, Bovell, Rowell, Browell, Boxwell, Powell

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Bowell Family Origin

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Bowell Family Occupations

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  • Going To School

    33%
  • Baliff

    11%
  • Bookbindr

    11%
  • Civil Service

    11%

In 1881, the most common Bowell occupation in Canada was Going To School. 33% of Bowell's were Going To Schools. A less common occupation for the Bowell family was Civil Service. Going To School, Baliff and Bookbindr were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bowell.

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Bowell Historical Records

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Bowell Life Expectancy

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