Bower Name Meaning

Scottish: occupational name for a bow maker, Older Scots bowar, equivalent to English Bowyer. English and Scottish: from Middle English bur, bour ‘bower’, ‘cottage’, ‘inner room’ (Old English bur), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in a small cottage, an occupational name for a house servant who attended his master in his private quarters (see Bowerman), or a habitational name from any of various places, for example in Essex, named Bower or Bowers from this word.

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


Similar surnames: Gower, Tower, Power, Mower, Bowler, Boger, Boyer, Bowes, Lower, Boler

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Bower Family Origin

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Bower Family Occupations

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In 1881, Student, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bower. A less common occupation for the Bower family was S. The most common Bower occupation in Canada was Student. 23% of Bower's were Students.

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  • Student

    23%
  • Farmer

    22%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • S

    3%

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Bower Historical Records

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Bower Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Bower life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bower in 1943 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

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