William Samuel Bowden


Brief Life History of William Samuel

When William Samuel Bowden was born in 1848, in South Molton, Devon, England, his father, John Henry Bowden, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Tolley, was 21. He lived in Devon, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died in 1851, in South Molton, Devon, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 3, and was buried in South Molton, Devon, England, United Kingdom.

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John Henry Bowden
Elizabeth Tolley
William Samuel Bowden
Edward Bowden
William Bowden
John Bowden
Elizabeth Jane Bowden
John Bowden
William Bowden
Lucy Bowden
Emma Bowden
Susan Bowden
Albert Bowden

Sources (3)

  • William Bowden in household of John Bowden, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • William Samuel Bowden, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • William Bowden, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"

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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places called Bowden or Bowdon. Bowden in Devon and Derbyshire and Bowdon in Cheshire are named with Old English boga ‘bow’ + dūn ‘hill’, i.e. ‘hill shaped like a bow’; one in Leicestershire (Bugedone in Domesday Book) comes, according to Ekwall, from the Old English personal name Būga (masculine) or Bucge (feminine) + dūn. There are also Scottish places of this name, but there are comparatively few bearers of the surname Bowden north of the border. In England, the surname is found most frequently in Lancashire and in the West Country. In Devon and Cornwall there has been some confusion with the Norman personal name Baldwin .

English: topographic name for someone who lived at the top of a hill, from Middle English buve dun ‘above the hill’ (Old English būfan dūne, as in the placename Bowden, Wiltshire).

Scottish: habitational name from Bowden in Roxburghshire, named from Old English bōthl ‘dwelling-house’ + Old English denu ‘valley’.

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

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