The ancestors of the name Bowed date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in or near the village of Bowood
, in the parish of Netherbury in Dorset.
Early Origins of the Bowed family
The surname Bowed 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 Bowed family
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Bowed Spelling Variations
Bowed has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Bowed have been found, including Bowd, Bowood, Bowode, Bowed, Bowwd, Bowoode and many more.
Early Notables of the Bowed family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bowed family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Boweds to arrive on North American shores: A. Bowde, who arrived in New Jersey in 1664.