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The name Bowkett originated with the Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name Buchard, a variant of Burchard.

Bowkett Early Origins



The surname Bowkett was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Bowkett Spelling Variations


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Bowkett Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Bowkett has appeared include Bockett, Bocket, Bocard, Bocardi, Bochard, Bockard, Bokett, Bucard, Buchard, Bucket and many more.

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Bowkett Early History


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Bowkett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bowkett research. Another 446 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1207, 1273, 1500, and 1547 are included under the topic Early Bowkett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bowkett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bowkett Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bowkett 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bowkett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edwin Bowkett, aged 23, a carpenter, who arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874
  • Julia Bowkett, aged 21, who arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874
  • Thomas Bowkett, aged 26, a carpenter, who arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874
  • Sarah Bowkett, aged 23, who arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bowkett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bowkett 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 21 October 2012 at 08:06.

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