Henry Bowman

Brief Life History of Henry

When Henry Bowman was born in 1727, in Earl Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Samuel Baer Baughman, was 16 and his mother, Veronica Brubaker Martin, was 20. He married Anna Zollinger about 1751, in Pennsylvania, United States.

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Henry Bowman
Anna Zollinger
Marriage: about 1751

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    Historical Boundaries: 1728: Chester, Pennsylvania Colony, British Colonial America 1729: Lancaster, Pennsylvania Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States


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    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name for an archer, hunter or soldier armed with a bow, from Middle English bow(e)man, bouman (from Old English boga ‘bow’ + mann ‘man’). This word was distinguished from Bowyer , which denoted a maker or seller of bows.

    Americanized form of German Baumann or the Dutch cognate Bouwman .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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