Catharine Bowman

about 1726–before 1769 (Age 43)
Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Catharine

Catharine Bowman was born about 1726, in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States. She had at least 2 sons and 4 daughters with Jacob Stauffer. She died before 1769, at the age of 42.

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Jacob Stauffer
1717–1779
Catharine Bowman
1726–1769
Elizabeth Stover
1751–1790
Mary Magdelena Stover
1755–
Christian Stover
1757–1815
Catherine Stover
1759–1825
Barbara Stover
1761–1829
John Stover
1763–1779

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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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