Bowland Family History

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Bowland Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Boland 1 and 2. Altered spelling of Dutch Bouwland, a topographic name for someone who lived by land that was under cultivation.

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


Similar surnames: Dowland, Boland, Bolland, Morland, Bowlan, Rowland, Newland, Bohland

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Bowland Family Origin

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Bowland Family Occupations

What did your Bowland ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bowland family was Carriage Maker. The most common Bowland occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Bowland's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Cultivateur were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bowland.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Labourer

    29%
  • Cultivateur

    14%
  • Carriage Maker

    7%

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

Bowland Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Bowland Life Expectancy

What is the average Bowland lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Bowland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bowland in 1962 was 75, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bowland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bowland 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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