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Bowvay Early Origins



The surname Bowvay 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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Bowvay Spelling Variations


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Bowvay Spelling Variations



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

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Bowvay Early History


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Bowvay Early History



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

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Bowvay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bowvay Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bowvay 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. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    3. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
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    The Bowvay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bowvay 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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