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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. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    2. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
    3. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. 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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