Joseph Dixon Bowman

1832–1884 (Age 52)
Middleton in Hartlepool, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Joseph Dixon

When Joseph Dixon Bowman was born in 1832, in Middleton in Hartlepool, Durham, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Bowman, was 42 and his mother, Isabella Langstaff, was 36. He married Johanna Brannock in 1861, in Victoria, Australia. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died in 1884, in Sandhurst, Victoria, Australia, at the age of 52.

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Joseph Dixon Bowman
Johanna Brannock
Marriage: 1861
Isabella Honora Bowman

Spouse and Children

Victoria, Australia


    Isabella Honora Bowman


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World Events (8)

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 1

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Age 5

George Grey explores Western Australia.

Age 15

Gold found in Port Phillip.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for an archer, 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 the articles. It is possible that in some cases the surname referred originally to someone who untangled wool with a bow. This process, which originated in Italy, became quite common in England in the 13th century. The vibrating string of a bow was worked into a pile of tangled wool, where its rapid vibrations separated the fibers, while still leaving them sufficiently entwined to produce a fine, soft yarn when spun.2 Americanized form of German Baumann ( see Bauer ) or the Dutch cognate Bouman .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Bowman in household of Joseph Bowman, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Copy of Joseph Bowman, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • England and Wales Census, 1851;

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