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Bowersox Surname History



The chronicles of Scottish history reveal that the first people to use the name Bowersox were the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for a maker of bows. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English word bower, which means bow maker.


Early Origins of the Bowersox family


The surname Bowersox was first found in Peeblesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd nam Pùballan), former county in South-central Scotland, in the present day Scottish Borders Council Area, where they held a family seat in the old manor of Bower in the parish of Drummelzier.

Early History of the Bowersox family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bowersox research.
Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1317, 1387, 1489, 1479, 1615, 1671 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Bowersox History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bowersox Spelling Variations


Prior to the first dictionaries, scribes spelled words according to sound. This, and the fact that Scottish names were repeatedly translated from Gaelic to English and back, contributed to the enormous number of spelling variations in Scottish names. Bowersox has been spelled Bower, Bowre, Bowyr, Bowers, Bowyer, Beauer and many more.

Early Notables of the Bowersox family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bowersox family to Ireland


Some of the Bowersox family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bowersox family to the New World and Oceana


In such difficult times, the difficulties of raising the money to cross the Atlantic to North America did not seem so large compared to the problems of keeping a family together in Scotland. It was a journey well worth the cost, since it was rewarded with land and freedom the Scots could not find at home. The American War of Independence solidified that freedom, and many of those settlers went on to play important parts in the forging of a great nation. Among them: Henry Bower who settled in Virginia in 1637; Robert Bower settled in Virginia in 1698; John Bowers settled in Virginia in 1663; Jonas Bowers settled in Virginia in 1637.

Contemporary Notables of the name Bowersox (post 1700)


  • Crystal Bowersox (b. 1985), American singer-songwriter and contestant on American Idol
  • John E. Bowersox (1885-1936), American stage and silent film actor
  • Captain Kenneth D. Bowersox (b. 1956), former NASA Astronaut with over 211 days in space [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Kenneth Bowersox. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/bowersox.html
  • Josephine M. Bowersox, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 5th District, 1934 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Kenneth Bowersox. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/bowersox.html
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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