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The ancestors of the distinguished surname Bowton date back to the time when England was ruled by the Anglo-Saxons. The name is derived from the Old English "bufan tune," literally meaning "above the village," and probably first referred to one living at the head of or above a village. Bufton is a small hamlet between the Leicestershire with about 10-20 people living there.

Bowton Early Origins



The surname Bowton was first found in Bedfordshire, where the Bowton family first emerged during the Middle Ages. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Robert Buveton, who was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls of 1222.

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Bowton Spelling Variations


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Bowton Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bufton, Bowton, Boveton, Buftown, Bowten, Buften and others.

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Bowton Early History


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Bowton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bowton research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1222, 1240, 1636 and 1707 are included under the topic Early Bowton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bowton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bowton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 17 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bowton 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bowton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jo Bowton, aged 20, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Thomas Bowton, who landed in Maryland in 1649
  • William Bowton, who arrived in Maryland in 1671
  • Hannah Bowton, aged 30, landed in Barbados in 1684

Bowton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Bowton, aged 21, landed in New York, NY in 1833

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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    The Bowton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bowton 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.

    This page was last modified on 10 April 2014 at 16:02.

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