Bowditch Family History

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Bowditch Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name from a place in Devon named Bowditch, from the Old English phrase bufan dice ‘above the ditch’.

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


Similar surnames: Bowdish, Winch, Fitch, Booth, Rodich, Goldbach, Bobich, Bostic

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Bowditch Family Origin

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Bowditch Family Occupations

What did your Bowditch ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Dairyman and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bowditch. A less common occupation for the Bowditch family was Butcher. The most common Bowditch occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Bowditch's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    7%
  • Dairyman

    5%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Butcher

    3%

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

Bowditch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bowditch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bowditch 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 Bowditch. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bowditch. For the veterans among your Bowditch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bowditch Life Expectancy

What is the average Bowditch lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Bowditch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Bowditch in 1955 was 72, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bowditch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bowditch 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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