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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bouwer

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From bouwen +‎ -er

  1. builder
  2. (dialectal) Alternative form of boer.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Bouwer

Colin was born in 1950.



Alba was born on March 16th, 1920 in Vredefort district, Free State, South Africa. She breathed her last breath on October 5th, 2010.



Jaco Bouwer is a rugby player. Jaco was born on September 4th, 1985 in Kempton Park, Gauteng.


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International Interest for Bouwer

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Bouwer as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bouwer U.S.
  White 90.43% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.66% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.32% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bouwer

People with the last name Bouwer are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Bouwer

  • How Popular is the name Bouwer? As a last name Bouwer was the 96,799th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Bouwer? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Bouwer was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Bouwer: Your name in reverse order is Rewuob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uerwbo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bouwer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 188 people with the last name Bouwer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bouwer? Bouwer is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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