Who can see your post?Your post will show up in News Feed, on your profile and in search results.
60,511 BOWDEN members around the world
Stay informed about BOWDEN Family online & offline events!
Our in-person family gatherings
Our digital global family gatherings
Ireland's President Higgins family message
Our TEDx talk about family gatherings
BOWDEN Family HistoryThis interesting name is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and has two possible sources. It can either be topographical, describing a "dweller by the top of a hill", from the Olde English pre 7th Century phrase, "bufan dune", meaning "above the hill"; or it may be locational from any of the places called Bowden or Bowdon. Bowden in Devonshire and Derbyshire, and Bowdon in Cheshire are composed of the Olde English elements "boga", arched or rounded, and "dun", hill; hence, an "arched or rounded hill"; while Bowden in Leicestershire, recorded as "Bugedone" in the Domesday Book of 1086, comes from the Olde English female personal name "Burcge" (masculine "Buga"), and "dun"; hence, "Burcge's hill"...
PublicAnyone on or off Wales101
FriendsYour friends on Wales101
SpecificOnly show to some friends
Only meOnly you can see your post
Meg Bowden Wolf
Areas of Origin for BOWDEN
Invite more BOWDEN family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the BOWDEN tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest