Bowker Family History

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Bowker Name Meaning

English (chiefly Manchester): occupational name for someone whose job was to steep cotton or linen in lye (a strong alkali) to cleanse it, from an agent derivative of Middle English bouken ‘to wash’ (from Middle Dutch buken).

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


Similar surnames: Booker, Bowler, Bower, Boozer, Baker, Hawker, Corker, Bowyer, Bocker

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Bowker Family Origin

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Bowker Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Student

    12%
  • Clerk

    4%
  • Cultivateur

    4%

In 1881, the most common Bowker occupation in Canada was Farmer. 44% of Bowker's were Farmers. Farmer, Student and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bowker. A less common occupation for the Bowker family was Cultivateur.

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Bowker Historical Records

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Bowker Life Expectancy

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