Bouwman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The surname Bouwman is derived from the Middle High German word "bur," meaning 'a small dwelling or building'. The word came to mean 'neighbor' or 'fellow citizen.' Alternatively, the word "boer" could have been derived from the Dutch word for 'farmer.' The prefix "de" denotes 'of' or 'the' and was often used to confirm a clan-like relationship in the family.

Early Origins of the Bouwman family

The surname Bouwman was first found in the Netherlands.

Important Dates for the Bouwman family

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Bouwman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: DeBeor, Debeer, De Beer, De Boer and others.

Early Notables of the Bouwman family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bouwman family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Beertje DeBoer, age 44, who came to Baltimore, MD in 1847, Hendrikus DeBoer, age 29, who came to New Orleans in 1853, K.H. DeBoer, who arrived in New York City in 1847, as well as Pieter DeBoer, who came to New York City in 1648..

Contemporary Notables of the name Bouwman (post 1700)

  • Maria Antoinette "Mies" Bouwman (1929-2018), Dutch television presenter
  • Jan Bouwman (1935-1999), Dutch swimmer at the 1960 Summer Olympics
  • Arnoldus Leonardus Henricus Roderik Bouwman (b. 1957), Dutch former field hockey player, member of the 1984 Summer Olympics team, son of Henk Bouwman
  • Henricus "Henk" Nicolaas Bouwman (1926-1995), Dutch bronze medalist field hockey player at the 1948 Summer Olympics
  • Pim Bouwman (b. 1991), Dutch professional footballer

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