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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

What did your Bowie ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Servant and Farmer'S Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bowie. 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.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Servant

    7%
  • Farmer'S Son

    5%
  • Bricklayer

    4%

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

Bowie Historical Records

What Bowie family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bowie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bowie 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bowie. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bowie. For the veterans among your Bowie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bowie Life Expectancy

What is the average Bowie lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bowie

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bowie 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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