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Bowhan Early Origins



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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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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Bowhan Early History


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Bowhan Early History



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 Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bowhan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bowhan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bowhan In Ireland


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Bowhan In Ireland



Some of the Bowhan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 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



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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Motto


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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. 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).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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    The Bowhan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bowhan 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 23 April 2014 at 08:44.

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