Bowie Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: nickname from Gaelic buidhe ‘yellow’, ‘fair-haired’, or possibly an Anglicized form of Ó Buadhaigh (see Bogue).

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


Similar surnames: Dowie, Bow, Bowes, Bowden, Bogie, Cowie, Bowen, Howie, Borne, Bowe

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Bowie Family Origin

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Bowie Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Servant

    7%
  • Farmer'S Son

    5%
  • Bricklayer

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bowie family was Bricklayer. The most common Bowie occupation in Canada was Farmer. 42% of Bowie's were Farmers. Farmer, Servant and Farmer'S Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bowie.

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Bowie Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Bowie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bowie in 1941 was 41, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bowie

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