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Bowling Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bowling in Bradford Yorkshire. Americanized form of German Bolling or Bohling .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Boling, Bolling, Gosling, Cowling, Bowlin, Rolling, Dowling, Rowling

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Where is the Bowling family from?

You can see how Bowling families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bowling family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bowling families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 25 Bowling families living in Ontario. This was about 42% of all the recorded Bowling's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bowling families in 1911.
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What did your Bowling ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Bowling. 44% of Bowling men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Bowling women worked as a Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Child
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 80,000 census records available for the last name Bowling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bowling census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Bowling. 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 Cards

There are 25,000 military records available for the last name Bowling. For the veterans among your Bowling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bowling lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bowling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Bowling in 1943 was 21, and 72 in 2004.

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