Bowring Family History

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Bowring Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who dwelt in a small cottage, from an unattested Old English word buring, a derivative of bur ‘bower’, ‘cottage’ (see Bower).

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


Similar surnames: Goring, Bolling, Browning, Bowron, Dowling, Gowing, Colling, Dobrin

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Bowring Family Origin

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Bowring Family Occupations

What did your Bowring ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bowring family was Labourer. Cultivateur, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bowring. The most common Bowring occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 40% of Bowring's were Cultivateurs.

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  • Cultivateur

    40%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Labourer

    20%

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

Bowring Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Bowring Life Expectancy

What is the average Bowring lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Bowring life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bowring in 1962 was 61, and 61 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bowring

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bowring 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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