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The Anglo-Saxon name Bowdle comes from when its first bearer worked as a worker in iron, or a bowdler. Bowdler was originally derived from the older term, buddler. The word buddle, used in the north of England, meant to cleanse ore, and a vessel made for this purpose shaped like a shallow tumbrel was called a buddle.

Bowdle Early Origins



The surname Bowdle was first found in Shropshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Bowdle Spelling Variations


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Bowdle 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 Bowdle include Bowdler, Bowdlar, Boudler, Boudlar, Bowdless and many more.

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Bowdle Early History


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Bowdle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bowdle research. Another 244 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1754, 1818, and 1825 are included under the topic Early Bowdle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bowdle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bowdle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bowdle 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



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 Bowdle or a variant listed above:

Bowdle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Bowdle, who arrived in Maryland in 1669
  • Edward Bowdle, who arrived in Maryland or Virginia in 1673
  • Elizabeth Bowdle, who arrived in Maryland in 1673

Bowdle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Leonard Bowdle, who landed in Georgia in 1750

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bowdle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bowdle (post 1700)



  • Stanley Eyre Bowdle (1868-1919), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Ohio State Constitutional Convention, 1912; U.S. Representative from Ohio 1st District, 1913-15; Defeated, 1914, 1916
  • James Clements Bowdle, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Dover, Delaware, 1961-75

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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. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. 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).
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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    The Bowdle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bowdle 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 29 January 2016 at 09:45.

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