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Bowvais Early Origins



The surname Bowvais was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Calvados and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility. Richard de Beauvais held the estates in 1128.

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Bowvais Spelling Variations


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Bowvais Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Beauvais, Beaufrey, Beaufre, Beauvois, Beauvoir, Beauval and many more.

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Bowvais Early History


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Bowvais Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bowvais research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1502, 1572, 1731 and 1790 are included under the topic Early Bowvais History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bowvais Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bowvais Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bowvais 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 or some of its variants were: A.E. Beauvais, aged 30, who arrived at Ellis Island destined for Montreal, Can., in 1907; Adele Beauvais, aged 40, who arrived at Ellis Island from Epernay, France, in 1920.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Bowvais Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bowvais 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 27 February 2014 at 11:03.

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