Origins Available: Dutch
Early Origins of the Bouwers family
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.
Early History of the Bouwers family
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Bouwers Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bouwer, Bouwere, Bouwerr, Bouwers, Bouweres, Bouwerrs, Bouweer, Bouwert, Bouwerts, Bouwertes, van Bouwer and many more.
Early Notables of the Bouwers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bouwers family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bouwers (post 1700)
- Albert A. Bouwers (1893-1972), Dutch optical engineer
- Annelieke Bouwers (b. 1976), Dutch Actress