When Mabel Beatrice Bowman was born on 6 November 1905, in Wallace, Perth, Ontario, Canada, her father, Noah W Bowman, was 31 and her mother, Susannah Zurbrigg, was 33. She died in 1978, at the age of 73, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel, North Perth, Perth, Ontario, Canada.
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 .