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The name Bowerman is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It is a name for someone who worked as a person who was the official bowerman, which means the servant who attended to the room of the bower.

Bowerman Early Origins



The surname Bowerman was first found in Durham and Wiltshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Bowerman Spelling Variations


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Bowerman Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Bowerman are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Bowerman include: Bowerman, Bowreman and others.

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Bowerman Early History


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Bowerman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bowerman research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bowerman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bowerman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bowerman Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Bowerman In Ireland


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Bowerman In Ireland



Some of the Bowerman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 61 words (4 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bowerman or a variant listed above:

Bowerman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Bowerman who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1804
  • John Bowerman, who arrived in San Francisco in 1850

Bowerman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alex Richard Bowerman, aged 16, who landed in America from Alton, England, in 1907
  • Georgie A. Bowerman, aged 67, who settled in America, in 1910
  • Helen Bowerman, aged 25, who landed in America from Holcombe Rogus, England, in 1911
  • Sam Dyte Bowerman, aged 33, who settled in America from Wellington, England, in 1911
  • William Henry Bowerman, aged 22, who landed in America from Beckerham, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bowerman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ichabod Bowerman, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • John I Bowerman, who arrived in Canada in 1831

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bowerman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bowerman (post 1700)



  • Ralph Lee Bowerman (b. 1934), Canadian-born, American composer, songwriter, musician and entertainer
  • Melissa Bowerman (1942-2011), American linguist
  • Mary Bowerman (1908-2005), American botanist
  • Jay Bowerman (1876-1957), American politician, 13th Governor of Oregon
  • Fred William Bowerman (1893-1953), American bank robber on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" list in 1953 who inspired the movie The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery (1959)
  • Frank Bowerman (1868-1948), American Major League Baseball catcher
  • William "Bill" J Bowerman (1911-1999), American track and field coach, co-founder of Nike, Inc
  • Willard I. Bowerman Jr. (1917-1987), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Ingham County 1st District, 1953-60; Mayor of Lansing, Michigan, 1961-65; Defeated, 1965 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Paul Bowerman (b. 1898), American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Berlin, 1923-27; Ottawa, 1927; U.S. Consul in Ottawa, 1928-29; Zagreb, 1929-32; Salonika, 1932-33 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jay Bowerman (1876-1957), American Republican politician, Governor of Oregon, 1910-11 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Bowerman Historic Events


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Bowerman Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Miss Elsie Edith Bowerman, aged 22, English First Class passenger from St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 6 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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