Last name: BOWMAN

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BOWMAN : This last name is indexed 256,565 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BOWMAN : 1: English and Scottish: occupational name for an archer hunter or soldier armed with a bow from Middle English bow(e)man bouman (from Old English boga ‘bow’ + mann ‘man’). This word was distinguished from Bowyer which denoted a maker or seller of bows.2: Americanized form of German Baumann or the Dutch cognate Bouwman.

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