Bowlin Family History

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Bowlin Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Bowling.

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

Similar surnames: Bowling, Bowlan, Nowlin, Bodin, Newlin, Bohlin, Dowling, Bollin

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Bowlin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bowlin name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bowlin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Bowlin Family Origin

Where is the Bowlin family from?

Bowlin Family Occupations

What did your Bowlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bowlin family was Labourer. Farmer and Farmers Son were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bowlin. The most common Bowlin occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Bowlin's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmers Son

  • Labourer


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

Bowlin Historical Records

What Bowlin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Bowlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bowlin 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 910 immigration records available for the last name Bowlin. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Bowlin. For the veterans among your Bowlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bowlin Life Expectancy

What is the average Bowlin lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Bowlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bowlin in 1942 was 23, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bowlin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bowlin 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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