Bowyer Family History

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Bowyer Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker or seller of bows (see Bow), as opposed to an archer. Compare Bowman.

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


Similar surnames: Bowler, Bower, Bowker, Boyer, Bowser, Cowser, Boozer, Booker, Boxler

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Bowyer Family Origin

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Bowyer Family Occupations

What did your Bowyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bowyer. 9% of Bowyer men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Bowyer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bowyer were Bricklayer and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    9%
  • Incapacitated
    5%
  • Gardener
    4%
  • Bricklayer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Private Means
    2%

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

Bowyer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 85,000 census records available for the last name Bowyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bowyer 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Bowyer. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Bowyer. For the veterans among your Bowyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bowyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Bowyer lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Bowyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bowyer in 1955 was 51, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bowyer 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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