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The distinguished surname Bowron emerged among the industrious people of Flanders, which was an important trading partner and political ally of Britain during the Middle Ages. As a result of the frequent commercial intercourse between the Flemish and English nations, many Flemish migrants settled in Britain. In early times, people were known by only a single name. However, as the population grew and people traveled further afield, it became increasingly necessary to assume an additional name to differentiate between bearers of the same personal name. Occupational surnames were derived from the common trades of the medieval era. The surname Bowron is an occupational name for a chamber-servant. The surname Bowron is derived from buring, which is a derivative of the Old English word bur, which means cottage, chamber, or bower. The name may also be a local surname applied to someone who lived at such a cottage or chamber. Occasionally, Bowron is a patronymic surname derived from the Flemish personal name Beauring.

Bowron Early Origins



The surname Bowron was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from early times.

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Bowron Spelling Variations


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Bowron Spelling Variations



Flemish surnames are characterized by a large number of spelling variations. One reason for this is that medieval English lacked definite spelling rules. The spellings of surnames were also influenced by the official court languages, which were French and Latin. Names were rarely spelled consistently in medieval times. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to specific spelling rules, and people often had their names registered in several different forms throughout their lives. One of the greatest reasons for change is the linguistic uniqueness of the Flemish settlers in England, who spoke a language closely related to Dutch. The pronunciation and spelling of Flemish names were often altered to suit the tastes of English-speaking people. In many cases, the first, final, or middle syllables of surnames were eliminated. The name has been spelled Bowering, Bowring, Bawering, Bawring, Bowerin, Bowrin, Boweren, Bowerring, Bourring and many more.

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Bowron Early History


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Bowron Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bowron research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1327, 1516, 1778, and 1846 are included under the topic Early Bowron History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bowron Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bowron Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bowron 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



An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Bowron arrived in North America very early:

Bowron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • B. Bowron, aged 34, originally from Glasgow, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Anchoria" from Glasgow via Moville [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J65T-2MN : 6 December 2014), B. Bowron, 22 Aug 1892; citing departure port Glasgow via Moville, arrival port New York, ship name Anchoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Bowron Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Maude Bowron, aged 40, originally from London, England, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXVT-53K : 6 December 2014), Maude Bowron, 03 Aug 1907; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • William Bowron, aged 25, originally from Kent, England, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Celtic" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXKP-JYS : 6 December 2014), William Bowron, 13 Sep 1907; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Edward Bowron, aged 48, originally from Waddon, England, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Liverpool, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXVT-K2D : 6 December 2014), Edward Bowron, 03 Aug 1907; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • John Henry Bowron, aged 33, originally from Sutton, London, England, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Liverpool, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QF-824 : 6 December 2014), John Henry Bowron, 08 Feb 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Lilllian Roden Bowron, aged 41, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "America" from Cherbourg, France [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6NS-QNL : 6 December 2014), Lilllian Roden Bowron, 24 Oct 1921; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name America, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bowron (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bowron (post 1700)



  • Joseph Bowron (1809-1868), American politician, Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly (1848-1849)
  • Fletcher Bowron (1887-1968), American lawyer, judge and politician, 35th Mayor of Los Angeles (1938-1953), the longest-serving mayor to date in the city
  • Sara Bowron (d. 2000), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1948
  • Joseph Bowron, American politician, U.S. Consul in Cartagena, 1905
  • Frank Bowron, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1948 (alternate), 1952; Candidate for Secretary of State of Wyoming, 1960
  • Francis Lester Bowron, American Republican politician, Member of Wyoming State House of Representatives
  • Fletcher Bowron (1887-1968), American Democrat politician, Superior Court Judge in California, 1926-38, 1957-62; Mayor of Los Angeles, California, 1938-53
  • Mike Bowron QPM, British Chief Officer of States of Jersey Police, former Commissioner of the City of London Police (2006-2011)

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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J65T-2MN : 6 December 2014), B. Bowron, 22 Aug 1892; citing departure port Glasgow via Moville, arrival port New York, ship name Anchoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXVT-53K : 6 December 2014), Maude Bowron, 03 Aug 1907; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXKP-JYS : 6 December 2014), William Bowron, 13 Sep 1907; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXVT-K2D : 6 December 2014), Edward Bowron, 03 Aug 1907; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QF-824 : 6 December 2014), John Henry Bowron, 08 Feb 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6NS-QNL : 6 December 2014), Lilllian Roden Bowron, 24 Oct 1921; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name America, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

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  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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