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Bowling Early Origins



The surname Bowling was first found in Lancashire and Yorkshire. For the Yorkshire branch, the name was thought to have been derived from a local name Bowling, a chapelry near Bradford, but census records are relatively late for this name as the first found was Tristram Bollyng of Bradford c. 1580. The same reference states that his grandson Robert Bollyng was a "sadler and silk trowster" residing in London. To confuse matters more, the name could also have been a baptismal name as "the son of Bolling".

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Bowling Spelling Variations


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Bowling Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bowling include Bolling, Bowling, Boling, Bollings, Bollinge and many more.

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Bowling Early History


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Bowling Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bowling research. Another 399 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1476, 1316 and 1485 are included under the topic Early Bowling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bowling Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bowling Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bowling 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Bowling Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Bowling, who landed in Virginia in 1700
  • Judith Bowling, who landed in Virginia in 1704
  • Timothy Bowling, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1733
  • Elizabeth Bowling, who landed in Georgia in 1733
  • Susan Bowling, who arrived in Georgia in 1735

Bowling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Bowling, aged 35, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Adam Bowling, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bowling (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bowling (post 1700)



  • John C. Bowling, American academic, President of Olivet Nazarene University
  • Dan Carr Bowling II (b. 1946), American politician, Member of the Virginia House of Delegates (2006-2010)
  • Bo Bowling (b. 1987), American CFL football player for the Montreal Alouettes
  • William Bismarck Bowling (1870-1946), American politician, U.S. Representative from Alabama
  • Roger D. Bowling (1944-1982), American Nashville songwriter, his song 1977, "Lucille" won the CMA Song Of The Year award
  • Stephen Shaddon Bowling (b. 1952), American Major League Baseball player who played from 1976 to 1977
  • Horace H. Bowling, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1940
  • Gus A. Bowling, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates, 1972, 1974
  • Frank Bowling, American Democrat politician, Member of Arizona State House of Representatives, 1935-36
  • Edna L. Bowling, American politician, Representative from Alabama 6th District, 1972
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bowling Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bowling 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 2 December 2016 at 20:00.

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