Bowley Family History
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Bowley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from either of two places called Bowley, near Leominster in Herefordshire and in Devon. The first is named with Old English bula ‘bull’, perhaps a byname (see Bull) + leah ‘woodland clearing’. The second is from Old English boga ‘bow’, ‘river bend’ + leah.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Howley, Cowley, Bodley, Rowley, Boxley, Bosley, Bowlby, Bromley