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Bowater Early Origins



The surname Bowater was first found in Middlesex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Bowater Spelling Variations


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Bowater Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bowater, Boewater, Bowatar, Boughwater and others.

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Bowater Early History


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Bowater Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bowater research. Another 313 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Bowater History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bowater Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bowater Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bowater Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bowater Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Bowater, who landed in Philadelphia, Pm in 1683

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bowater (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bowater (post 1700)



  • William Vansittart Bowater (1838-1907), English founder of Bowater Scott, now known as Rexam, one of the United Kingdom's largest packaging businesses
  • Lt.-Col. Sir Ian Frank Bowater GBE, DSO, TD (1904-1982), Lord Mayor of London from 1969 to 1970
  • WV Bowater, English businessman, who began a paper merchant business in London, England in 1881, which would become the Bowater corporation of pulp and paper mills in North America
  • Alexis Bowater (b. 1969), former British television journalist and presenter
  • General Sir Edward Bowater (1787-1861), British soldier and courtier
  • Sir Euan David Vansittart Bowater (b. 1935), 3rd Baronet
  • Sir NoŽl Vansittart Bowater (1892-1984), 2nd Baronet
  • Sir Frank Henry Bowater (1866-1947), 1st Baronet
  • Sir Michael Patrick Bowater (b. 1949), 5th Baronet
  • Sir John Vansittart Bowater (1918-2008), 4th Baronet
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Bowater Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bowater Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bowater 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 25 October 2014 at 00:27.

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