Early Origins of the Bowdern family
Dublin (Irish: Áth Cliath) located on the east coast of Ireland in the province of Leinster, in the judiciary rolls of 1297 and 1299 which mention one William Boudran. There is a legend among one branch of the family that the name descends from a Swiss baker named Nicholas Bowdren, who was shipwrecked near Dungarvan in 1650. However, only a few years later, the name Bowdran was documented as being so numerous in County Waterford in a census of 1659, that it was classified as one of the principal Irish names.
Early History of the Bowdern family
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Bowdern Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bowdern, Bowdren, Bowdran, Boudran, Budran and others.
Early Notables of the Bowdern family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bowdern family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Bowdren, who was naturalized in Indiana between 1846 and 1850.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bowdern (post 1700)
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