The name Bowoude is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes from when a family lived in or near the village of Bowood
, in the parish of Netherbury in Dorset.
Early Origins of the Bowoude family
The surname Bowoude 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 Bowoude family
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Bowoude Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bowoude were recorded, including Bowd, Bowood, Bowode, Bowed, Bowwd, Bowoode and many more.
Early Notables of the Bowoude family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bowoude family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Bowoude family emigrate to North America: A. Bowde, who arrived in New Jersey in 1664.