Bowcher Family History

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Bowcher Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Boucher, Bowsher, Borcher, Becher, Bower, Kocher, Bacher, Belcher

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Bowcher Family Origin

Where is the Bowcher family from?

Bowcher Family Occupations

What did your Bowcher ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bowcher occupation in the UK was Farmer. 11% of Bowcher's were Farmers. Farmer, Assist My Father In The Farm A.L. and Boatman In Charge were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bowcher. A less common occupation for the Bowcher family was Bootmaker.

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  • Farmer

  • Assist My Father In The Farm A.L.

  • Boatman In Charge

  • Bootmaker


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

Bowcher Historical Records

What Bowcher family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bowcher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bowcher 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 253 immigration records available for the last name Bowcher. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 66 military records available for the last name Bowcher. For the veterans among your Bowcher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bowcher Life Expectancy

What is the average Bowcher lifespan?

Average Bowcher life expectancy in 1966 was 91 years. This was higher than the general public life expectancy which was 71.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bowcher

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bowcher 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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