When George Bower was born in 1713, his father, John Bower, was 36 and his mother, Dorothy Wilcoxson, was 23. He married Dinah Fox on 16 March 1733. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Bolsover, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1733.
English: from Middle English bour, bor(e), bur(e) (Old English būr) ‘cottage, chamber, bower’, denoting either a ‘cottager’ or ‘chamber-servant’, or a topographic name for someone who lived in a small cottage, or a habitational name from any of various minor places called from this word in Somerset, Sussex, Essex, and Peeblesshire. Compare Bowerman and Bowring .
English: variant of Bowyer , for a maker or seller of bows or an archer, from Middle English bowyere, an agent derivative of Old English boga ‘bow’.
Americanized form of German Bauer ‘peasant’ or ‘neighbor, fellow citizen’, or of its Dutch cognate Bouwer .