Bawoit History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Bawoit first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in or near the village of Bowood, in the parish of Netherbury in Dorset.

Early Origins of the Bawoit family

The surname Bawoit was first found in Dorset, where the name is associated with the village of Bowood in the parish of Netherbury. In the Domesday Book survey of 1086 Bowood was recorded as lands held by the Bishop of Salisbury. [1]

Early History of the Bawoit family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bawoit research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1377 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Bawoit History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bawoit Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Bawoit has appeared include Bowd, Bowood, Bowode, Bowed, Bowwd, Bowoode and many more.

Early Notables of the Bawoit family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Bawoit Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bawoit family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Bawoit arrived in North America very early: A. Bowde, who arrived in New Jersey in 1664.



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)


Houseofnames.com on Facebook