ALFRED LESLIE BOWMAN

1892–1979 (Age 87)
Korumburra, Victoria, Australia

The Life Summary of ALFRED LESLIE

ALFRED LESLIE BOWMAN was born about 1892 as the son of MARY HANNAH KING. He married MAGGIE LAURA YANN MCKAY in 1919, in Victoria, Australia. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died in 1979, in Korumburra, Victoria, Australia, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

ALFRED LESLIE BOWMAN
1892–1979
MAGGIE LAURA YANN MCKAY
1895–1981
Marriage: 1919
Gladys Mary Bowman Bowman
1921–1971
Nancy Jean Bowman
1925–1973

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World Events (8)

1892
Age 0
Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.
1901
Age 9
First Federal election.
1918
Age 26
Australian troops sent to fight in South African War.

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.

Possible Related Names

Bowyer
Bauer
Bouman
Boman
Boughman

Sources (1)

  • Legacy NFS Source: ALFRED LESLIE BOWMAN - Government record: death: 1979; Korumburra, Victoria, Australia

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