Bowling Family History

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Bowling Name Meaning

English: variant of Bolling. Partly Americanized form of German Bolling or Bohling.

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


Similar surnames: Boling, Bolling, Gosling, Cowling, Bowlin, Rolling, Dowling, Rowling

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Bowling Family Origin

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Bowling Family Occupations

What did your Bowling ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bowling family was Coal Miner. The most common Bowling occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Bowling's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Cotton Spinner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bowling.

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Cotton Spinner

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

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

Bowling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bowling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bowling census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Bowling

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Bowling. 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 Bowling. For the veterans among your Bowling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bowling Life Expectancy

What is the average Bowling lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bowling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Bowling in 1943 was 21, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bowling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bowling 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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