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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bowes

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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Bowes

Bowes was born in 1740 in Trenton, New Jersey. Bowes is also known as Bowie. He died on July 20th, 1794.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Bowes

Gina K. Bowes is a voice actress. Gina was given the name Gina Keali'inohomoku Bowes in 12.


Bill Bowes was a cricketer. Bill was born on July 25th, 1908 in Elland. He breathed his last breath on September 4th, 1987.


John was born on June 19th, 1811. He died on October 9th, 1885.


Hollie-Jay Bowes is a singer-songwriter and actress. Her ongoing career started in 2005. Hollie-Jay was given the name Billie Jean Bowes on January 17th, 1989 in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England, UK.


Margie Bowes is a country music singing. She plays Vocals. She was most active from 1958 to 1958. Margie was born Margie Bowes on March 18th, 1941.


Walter was born in 1882. He died in 1957.


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Popularity of Bowes as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bowes U.S.
  White 89.15% 64.26%
  African American 5.96% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.85% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.22% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.85% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.97% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bowes

People with the last name Bowes are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Bowes

  • How Popular is the name Bowes? As a last name Bowes was the 6,791st most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Bowes? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Bowes was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Bowes: Your name in reverse order is Sewob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Wbose. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bowes? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,967 people with the last name Bowes.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bowes? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Bowes as their last name.

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