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In its ancient Gaelic form, the Irish name Bowlin was written O Beollain, formed from a Norse personal name.

Bowlin Early Origins



The surname Bowlin was first found in counties Clare and Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland, where they held a family seat.

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Bowlin Spelling Variations


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Bowlin Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. The standardized literary languages of today were not yet reached the general citizenry. Research into the name Bowlin revealed spelling variations, including Boland, Bolan, Boland, O'Boland, O'Bolan, Bolend, Bolen, Bolland, Bollan, Bollend, Bollen, Bowland, Bowlan, Bowlin, Boulland, Bollander, Bolander, Bollinder, Bolinder, Bollendar, Bolendar, Bollandar, Bowlander, Boulander, Bouland and many more.

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Bowlin Early History


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Bowlin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bowlin research. Another 461 words (33 lines of text) covering the year 1014 is included under the topic Early Bowlin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bowlin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bowlin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bowlin 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



Irish families fled the English-colonized Ireland in record numbers during the 19th century for North Ameri ca. Many of those destitute families died from disease during, and even shortly after, the long journey. Although those that immigrated before the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s often were granted a tract of land, those that arrived later were generally accommodated in urban centers or in work camps. Those in the urban centers would labor in the manufacturing sector, whereas those in work camps would to build critical infrastructures such as bridges, canals, roads, and railways. Regardless of when these Irish immigrants came to North America, they were critical for the rapid development of the young nations of the United States and Canada. Early immigration and passenger lists have recorded many early immigrants bearing the name of Bowlin:

Bowlin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Bowlin, who landed in Maryland in 1665
  • James Bowlin, who arrived in Virginia in 1695

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bowlin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bowlin (post 1700)



  • Loy Allen Bowlin (1909-1995), also known as The Original Rhinestone Cowboy, was an American outsider artist
  • Lois Weldon Bowlin (b. 1940), American Major League Baseball third baseman
  • Robert Bowlin (b. 1956), award-winning American bluegrass and country musician
  • James Butler Bowlin (1804-1874), American Congressional Representative from Missouri
  • William Bowlin, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Mississippi 1st District, 1990
  • Thomas J. Bowlin, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972
  • Kenneth M. Bowlin, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Missouri State House of Representatives from Andrew County, 1964
  • James Butler Bowlin (1804-1874), American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives, 1836; State Court Judge in Missouri, 1839; U.S. Representative from Missouri, 1843-51

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Citations



    Other References

    1. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    2. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    3. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    4. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    7. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    10. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Bowlin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bowlin 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 24 January 2016 at 17:50.

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