The name Bowold is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in or near the village of Bowood
, in the parish of Netherbury in Dorset.
Early Origins of the Bowold family
The surname Bowold was first found in Dorset
, where the name is associated with the village of Bowood in the parish of Netherbury. In the Domesday Book
survey of 1086 Bowood was recorded as lands held by the Bishop of Salisbury. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Early History of the Bowold family
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Bowold Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Bowold are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Bowold include: Bowd, Bowood, Bowode, Bowed, Bowwd, Bowoode and many more.
Early Notables of the Bowold family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bowold family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bowold or a variant listed above: A. Bowde, who arrived in New Jersey in 1664.