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Bowmer Family History

Bowmer Name Meaning

English: variant of Bulmer. Americanized spelling of German Baumer.

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


Similar surnames: Bowser, Bommer, Bolmer, Boomer, Beamer, Comer, Coomer, Bohmer, Bomer

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Where is the Bowmer family from?

You can see how Bowmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bowmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bowmer families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 241 Bowmer families living in Derbyshire. This was about 48% of all the recorded Bowmer's in United Kingdom. Derbyshire had the highest population of Bowmer families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bowmer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bowmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Bowmer. 13% of Bowmer men worked as a Farmer and 81% of Bowmer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bowmer were Warehouse Clerk Builders and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farmer
    13%
  • Colliery Hewer
    10%
  • General Labourer
    7%
  • Warehouse Clerk Builders
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    81%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Unpaid Household Duties
    2%
  • Housekeeper
    2%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Bowmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bowmer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 481 immigration records available for the last name Bowmer. 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 Cards

There are 702 military records available for the last name Bowmer. For the veterans among your Bowmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bowmer lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Bowmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Bowmer in 1949 was 44, and 82 in 2004.

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