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Spelling variations of this family name include: Bowman, Boeman, Boyman, Boman and others.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bowman 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 Bowman History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 61 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bowman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Bowman 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.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bowman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Nathaniel Bowman (1610-1682), one of the earliest settlers of the Massachusetts Bay colony is generally regarded as the first Bowman immigrant
- Anna Bowman who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630
- Nathaniel Bowman, who landed in Massachusetts in 1630
- Richard Bowman, who landed in Maryland in 1640
- Walter Bowman, who arrived in Virginia in 1643
Bowman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Eliz Bowman, who landed in Virginia in 1703
- Saml Bowman, who arrived in Virginia in 1704
- Edwd Bowman, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
- Hans Dieterick Bowman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1727
- Daniel Bowman arrived in Philadelphia in 1727
Bowman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Isaac Bowman, who landed in Ohio in 1811
- Susanna Bowman, who landed in Massachusetts in 1813
- Roger Bowman, who arrived in New York in 1832
- William Bowman, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836
- John Frederick Bowman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
Bowman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Agnes Ann Bowman, who landed in Alabama in 1926
Bowman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Abraham Bowman U.E who settled in Home District, [Niagara], Lincoln County, Ontario c. 1783 he was a drummer in the King's Royal Regiment of New York in 1780 then served as part of the Butler's Ranger Regiment
- Mr. Adam Bowman Jr., U.E. who settled in Home District, [Niagara], Lincoln County, Ontario c. 1783
- Mr. Adam Bowman Sr., U.E who settled in Home District, [Niagara], Lincoln County, Ontario c. 1783
- Mr. Andrew Bowman U.E who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1783
- Mr. George Adam Bowman U.E who settled in Home District, [Niagara], Lincoln County, Ontario c. 1783 he served as part of the Butler's Rangers Regiment with brother Jacob Bowman
Bowman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Benjamin, Bowman Sr., who landed in Canada in 1831
- Jonathan Bowman, who arrived in Canada in 1831
- Joseph, Bowman Jr., who arrived in Canada in 1831
- Wendell Bowman, who landed in Canada in 1831
- Ann Bowman, aged 22, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1833 aboard the brig "Silestria" from Belfast
Bowman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Samuel Bowman, English convict from Cambridge, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia
- John Bowman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glenswilly" in 1839
- William Bowman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glenswilly" in 1839
- John Bowman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Calphurnia" in 1849
- James Bowman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Calphurnia" in 1849
Bowman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- D Bowman landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Lady Nugent
- David Bowman, aged 31, a carpenter, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
- Janet Bowman, aged 28, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
- Samuel Bowman, aged 33, a blacksmith, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
- Jane Bowman, aged 32, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
- Henry Woods "Woods" Bowman (1941-2015), American politician and educator
- David Bowman (1932-2015), American Bishop of the Episcopal Church of the United States
- Lee Bowman (1914-1979), American film and television actor
- Joseph Lee "Joe" Bowman (1925-2009), American bootmaker and marksman called "The Straight Shooter", posthumously inducted into the Texas Heroes Hall of Honor
- Robert James "Bob" Bowman (1910-1972), American Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who played from 1939 through 1942
- Alonzo Bowman (1848-1885), United States Army Sergeant during the Indian Wars, recipient of the Medal of Honor
- Alexander Hamilton Bowman (1803-1865), American engineer, military educator, and career officer in the United States Army, Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York during the American Civil War
- Don Bowman (1937-2013), American country music singer, songwriter, comedian and radio host
- Brigadier-General Harwood Christian Bowman (1895-1962), American Brigadier-General
- Major-General Frank Otto Bowman (1896-1978), American Commandant US Army Training Center Fort Lenard Wood (1954-1956)
- Baumann/Bowman Family of the Mohaw, Susquehanna and Niagara Rivers by Marly Barton Penrose.
- Before the Bowman Boys: Being the Known American Ancestry of Alan, John and Ruel Bowman by Jane Belknap Bowman.
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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- Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
The Bowman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bowman 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.
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