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Early Origins of the Bowhan family


The surname Bowhan was first found in Westmorland and Northumberland where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Early History of the Bowhan family

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Early History of the Bowhan family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bowhan research.
Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1223, 1279, 1328, 1500, 1621, 1704, 1660, 1733, 1784 and are included under the topic Early Bowhan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bowhan Spelling Variations

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Bowhan Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Bowman, Boeman, Boyman, Boman and others.

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Early Notables of the Bowhan family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Bowhan family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bowhan family to Ireland

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Migration of the Bowhan family to Ireland


Some of the Bowhan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bowhan family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Bowhan family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bowhan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mel. Bowhan, aged 39, who arrived in America, in 1894

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bowhan (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bowhan (post 1700)


  • Francis D. "Chief" Bowhan, American aviator, winner of the New York to Los Angeles Transcontinental Air Derby in 1928

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The Bowhan Motto

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The Bowhan Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Numine et arcu
Motto Translation: The bow by God's providence.


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