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Bowlby is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Bowlby family once lived in Boltby near Whitby, in the county of Yorkshire.

Bowlby Early Origins



The surname Bowlby was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Bowlby Spelling Variations


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Bowlby Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bowlby family name include Boultby, Boultbee, Boultbie, Boltby, Bowlby and many more.

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Bowlby Early History


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Bowlby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bowlby research. Another 253 words (18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bowlby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bowlby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bowlby Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bowlby 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bowlby surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Bowlby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Bowlby, who settled in Philadelphia in 1808

Bowlby Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Adine Bowlby, aged 30, who settled in America from London, England, in 1905
  • George H. Bowlby, aged 38, who landed in America from London, England, in 1905
  • Herbert Bowlby, aged 3, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Odina Bowlby, aged 35, who settled in America from London, England, in 1908
  • Richard F. Bowlby, aged 49, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bowlby Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Richard Bowlby Jr., U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Richard Bowlby U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Thomas Bowlby U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Bowlby Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • G. H. Bowlby, aged 35, who settled in Ontario, in 1904
  • Margaret Edith Bowlby, aged 22, who settled in Windsor, Ont., Canada, in 1920
  • Andrew Douglas Bowlby, aged 59, who settled in Windsor, Ont., Canada, in 1920
  • Edith Ellen Bowlby, aged 56, who emigrated to Windsor, Ont., Canada, in 1920

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bowlby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bowlby (post 1700)



  • Thomas B. Bowlby, American Republican politician, Chair of Chemung County Republican Party, 1945
  • C. E. Bowlby, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1912
  • April Bowlby (b. 1980), American actress, best known for her role as Stacy on Drop Dead Diva and Alan Harper's dim-witted ex-wife in the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men
  • Sir Anthony Bowlby (1855-1929), English physician, 1st Baronet Bowlby, surgeon to the King's Household
  • Edward John Mostyn Bowlby (1907-1990), English psychiatrist
  • John Bowlby (1907-1990), British developmental psychologist
  • Thomas William Bowlby (1818-1860), British correspondent to The Times

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. 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).
  6. 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.
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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