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