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Multiple Origins for the Surname Bowden


English


The Bowden surname is derived from one of several places names; such as Bowden in Derbyshire and Bowdon in Cheshire. The place names are thought to derive from the Old English words "boga," or "bow" and "dýn," or "hill;" thus, a curved hill.

Bowden Early Origins



The surname Bowden was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very early times, and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hasting in 1066.

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Bowden Spelling Variations


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Bowden Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bowden, Bouden, Boulden, Boden, Bodden, Bodin and others.

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Bowden Early History


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Bowden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bowden research. Another 322 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1279, 1296, and 1333 are included under the topic Early Bowden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bowden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bowden Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Bowden In Ireland


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Bowden In Ireland



Some of the Bowden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Bowden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ambrose Bowden who settled in Maine in 1620
  • Michaell Bowden, aged 27, landed in St Christopher in 1633
  • Michael Bowden, aged 27, landed in St Christopher in 1633
  • Joan Bowden, aged 24, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Philip Bowden settled in Virginia in 1636
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bowden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Bowden, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1745

Bowden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Bowden, who arrived in America in 1810
  • William Bowden, aged 56, landed in America in 1821
  • Margaret Bowden, aged 45, arrived in America in 1821
  • Alexander Bowden, aged 24, arrived in America in 1821
  • John Bowden, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bowden Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Edward Bowden, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Robert Bowden, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • John Bowden, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Bowden Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Bowden, aged 32, a gentleman, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the barque "Alchymist" from Falmouth, Cornwall, England
  • George Bowden, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833

Bowden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Bowden, a glazier, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Hugh Bowden arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Henry Porcher" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HENY PORCHER 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838HenryPorcher.htm
  • Elizabeth Bowden arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Henry Porcher" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HENY PORCHER 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838HenryPorcher.htm
  • John Bowden, aged 40, a dairy manager, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm
  • Agnes Bowden, aged 38, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bowden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Bowden landed in Stoke's Valley, New Zealand in 1840
  • Michael Bowden arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1859
  • Richard Bowden arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Midlothian" in 1859
  • Sarah Bowden arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
  • Martin Bowden arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bowden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bowden (post 1700)



  • Jim Bowden, American SCUBA diver, and an elite technical diver, one of only eight people who have dived below a depth of 800 feet
  • Henry Bowden, American Republican politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1932
  • George Edwin Bowden (1852-1908), American Republican politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1881; U.S. Representative from Virginia 2nd District, 1887-91; Member of Republican National Committee from Virginia, 1896
  • Francis C. Bowden, American politician, Mayor of Anchorage, Alaska, 1946-48
  • F. Judson Bowden, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1952
  • Daniel V. Bowden, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama, 2000
  • D. P. Bowden, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 19th District, 1913-14
  • Charles L. Bowden, American politician, Mayor of Macon, Georgia, 1938-47
  • Albert R. Bowden, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 10th District, 1942, 1944
  • J. E. T. Bowden (1857-1930), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida, 1899-1901, 1915-17; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1904, 1920, 1924
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Bowden Historic Events


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Bowden Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Laurence Bowden (1922-1941), Australian Stoker 2nd Class from Langwarrin, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Eric Sidney James Bowden, British Marine, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Joseph Bowden, English Able-Bodied Seaman from Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HENY PORCHER 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838HenryPorcher.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm
  3. ^ Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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