Bowskill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bowskill family

The surname Bowskill was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1560 when Giles Bowskille held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Bowskill family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bowskill research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Bowskill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bowskill Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bowskill, Bouskill, Bouskell, Buskill, Boschall, Bewskill, Bowscale and many more.

Early Notables of the Bowskill family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Bowskill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Bowskill migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bowskill Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Bertie Bowskill, aged 23, originally from Royston, England, arrived in New York in 1911 aboard the ship "Saint Paul" from Southampton, England [1]
  • Rachel Alice Bowskill, aged 24, originally from Burnley, England, arrived in New York in 1922 aboard the ship "Celtic" from Liverpool, England [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bowskill (post 1700) +

  • Brenda Bowskill (b. 1992), Canadian sailor at the 2015 Pan American Games
  • Jimmy Bowskill (b. 1990), Canadian blues guitarist, singer and songwriter, "Best New Artist of the Year" in 2005, featured on the Blue Rodeo album 1000 Arms in 2016




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