Last name: BOWLEY

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BOWLEY : This last name is indexed 19,764 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BOWLEY : English: habitational name from any of several places called Bowley such as Bowley in Cadbury (Devon) a lost place called Bowley in Hailsham (Sussex) or Bowley in Blakemere (Herefordshire). The first is from Old English boga ‘bow river bend’ + lēah. The second is from the Old English personal name Buga + + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The third is named with Old English bula ‘bull’ perhaps a byname (see Bull) + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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