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Bouwers Early Origins



The surname Bouwers was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

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Bouwers Spelling Variations


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Bouwers Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bouwer, Bouwere, Bouwerr, Bouwers, Bouweres, Bouwerrs, Bouweer, Bouwert, Bouwerts, Bouwertes, van Bouwer and many more.

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Bouwers Early History


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Bouwers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bouwers research. Another 275 words (20 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bouwers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bouwers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bouwers Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Kristiaan Bouwer, his wife and child, who arrived in New York in 1709; Miggel Bouwerman, his wife and three children, who were on record in New York in 1709.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bouwers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bouwers (post 1700)



  • Albert A. Bouwers (1893-1972), Dutch optical engineer
  • Annelieke Bouwers (b. 1976), Dutch Actress

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jameson, John Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Print.
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Bouwers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bouwers Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 16 March 2010 at 06:55.

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