Bowul History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Scottish history reveals Bowul was first used as a surname by the Strathclyde-Briton people. It was a name for someone who lived in Lanarkshire. The Bowul surname is a habitational name, taken on from the place name Arbuckle (or Arnbuckle), in the parish of Airdrie, Lanarkshire. The Gaelic name for the place was earrann buachaille, meaning the "herdsman's portion" (of land).
Early Origins of the Bowul family
The surname Bowul was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow. John Arnbuckle was recorded as a witness in Irvine in 1499, and later John Arbuckle purchased a lot of land in the city of Glasgow in the year 1511. 
Early History of the Bowul family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bowul research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1624, 1685, 1838, 1912, 1700 and 1742 are included under the topic Early Bowul History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bowul Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations. Bowul has been spelled Arbuckle, Arnbuckle, Arbukile, Arbukill, Arbuckell, Arbuckles, Arbucles, Arbucle, Arbukle and many more.
Early Notables of the Bowul family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bowul family to Ireland
Some of the Bowul family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Migration of the Bowul family
Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North America. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them: John Arbuckle who landed in America and settled in New Jersey in 1685; James Arbuckle settled in Augusta County VA. in 1762; Thomas Arbuckle settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1831.