Bowker Family History

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Bowker Name Meaning

English (chiefly Manchester): occupational name for someone whose job was to steep cotton or linen in lye (a strong alkali) to cleanse it, from an agent derivative of Middle English bouken ‘to wash’ (from Middle Dutch buken).

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


Similar surnames: Booker, Bowler, Bower, Boozer, Baker, Hawker, Corker, Bowyer, Bocker

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Bowker Family Origin

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Bowker Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Cotton Weaver

    3%

In 1881, the most common Bowker occupation in the UK was Labourer. 3% of Bowker's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Bowker family was Cotton Weaver. Labourer, Farmer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bowker.

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Bowker Historical Records

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Bowker Life Expectancy

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