Last name: BOWES

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BOWES : This last name is indexed 88,663 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BOWES : 1: English (northern): habitational name from Bowes (formerly in North Yorkshire now in County Durham) or from some other place so called the placename being derived from the plural of Old English boga ‘bow’ here referring to bends in a river. Alternatively a topographic name for someone who lived ‘(at the) arches or bridge’. See Bow 1.2: English: variant of Bow with excrescent -s.3: Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhaigh (see Bogue).

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