Last name: BOWER

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BOWER : This last name is indexed 126,064 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BOWER : 1: English: from Middle English bour bor(e) bur(e) (Old English būr) ‘cottage chamber bower’ denoting either a ‘cottager’ or ‘chamber-servant’ or a topographic name for someone who lived in a small cottage or a habitational name from any of various minor places called from this word in Somerset Sussex Essex and Peeblesshire. Compare Bowerman and Bowring.2: English: variant of Bowyer for a maker or seller of bows or an archer from Middle English bowyere an agent derivative of Old English boga ‘bow’.3: Americanized form of German Bauer ‘peasant’ or ‘neighbor fellow citizen’ or of its Dutch cognate Bouwer.

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