60,511 BOWDEN members around the world
Stay informed about BOWDEN Family online & offline events!
See one of our recent Ireland101 Tribe Gatherings
BOWDEN Family HistoryThis interesting name is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and has two possible sources. It can either be topographical, describing a "dweller by the top of a hill", from the Olde English pre 7th Century phrase, "bufan dune", meaning "above the hill"; or it may be locational from any of the places called Bowden or Bowdon. Bowden in Devonshire and Derbyshire, and Bowdon in Cheshire are composed of the Olde English elements "boga", arched or rounded, and "dun", hill; hence, an "arched or rounded hill"; while Bowden in Leicestershire, recorded as "Bugedone" in the Domesday Book of 1086, comes from the Olde English female personal name "Burcge" (masculine "Buga"), and "dun"; hence, "Burcge's hill"...
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous BOWDEN (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the BOWDEN tribe
- Find your BOWDEN ancestor
- Tell us about your BOWDEN Family
- Tell us about your BOWDEN ancestors
- Ask a question about the BOWDEN history
- Leave a message for BOWDEN family members
Areas of Origin for BOWDEN
Invite more BOWDEN family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the BOWDEN tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest
Discover about where the BOWDEN live around the world
Explore where tribe members live today!