Last name: BOWLER

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BOWLER : This last name is indexed 59,015 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BOWLER : 1: English (mainly East Midlands): occupational name from an unrecorded Middle English word boler ‘worker at a bole or lead-mining site’ (Middle English bole ‘bowl’) here denoting a round cavity on top of a high hill where lead was smelted.2: English: occupational name from Middle English bollere boler bolour bulour ‘maker or seller of bowls dishes or cups’ (from Old English bolla ‘bowl drinking vessel’ + the agent suffix -er and Old French bole bule ‘bowl’). Medieval bowls were made of wood as well as of earthenware.

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