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Bowerman Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English bureman meaing either ‘chamberer personal servant’ or ‘cottager’. See Bower Americanized form of German Bauermann a variant of Bauer .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bowman, Showerman, Biderman, Werman, Boerman, Boreman, Hoverman

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Where is the Bowerman family from?

You can see how Bowerman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bowerman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bowerman families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 162 Bowerman families living in Ontario. This was about 74% of all the recorded Bowerman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bowerman families in 1911.
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What did your Bowerman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Bowerman. 46% of Bowerman men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Bowerman women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bowerman were Merchant and Clerk. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Merchant

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Student
  • Saleswoman
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Bowerman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bowerman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bowerman. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Bowerman. For the veterans among your Bowerman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bowerman lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Bowerman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Bowerman in 1941 was 61, and 75 in 2004.

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