The ancient history of the Bowald name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in or near the village of Bowood
, in the parish of Netherbury in Dorset.
Early Origins of the Bowald family
The surname Bowald 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Early History of the Bowald family
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Bowald Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bowald include Bowd, Bowood, Bowode, Bowed, Bowwd, Bowoode and many more.
Early Notables of the Bowald family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bowald family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bowald or a variant listed above:
Bowald Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Bernhard Bowald, who landed in America in 1749 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)