Last name: BOWKER

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BOWKER : This last name is indexed 50,815 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BOWKER : English (mainly Manchester): occupational name for someone whose job was to steep cotton or linen in lye (a strong alkali) to cleanse it from Middle English bouker(e) boker(e) buker(e) ‘bleacher of cloth’. The name was also sometimes confused with Booker and sometimes perhaps a variant of Butcher with Norman French -k- for -ch-.

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