Last name: BOW

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BOW : This last name is indexed 30,539 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BOW : 1: Scottish and English: habitational name from any of various minor places called with Old English boga ‘bow arch vault’ i.e. an arched bridge. There are places so called in Midlothian Middlesex and Devon.2: Irish and English: variant of Bowes.3: Chinese: possibly from Cantonese form of the Chinese names 寶 (meaning ‘treasure’) or 保 (meaning ‘protect’) which were monosyllabic personal names or part of disyllabic personal names of some early Chinese immigrants in the US.4: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 包 and 鮑 see Bao 1 and 2.

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