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  • Edith Martha Bowerman Chibnall (1864 - 1953)
    Name: Mrs Edith Martha Bowerman Chibnall (née Barber) Born: Saturday 27th February 1864 Age: 48 years Last Residence: in St. Leonards-on-Sea Sussex England Occupation: Of Independent...
  • Elsie Edith Bowerman (1889 - 1973)
    Elsie Edith Bowerman Her father died when she was 5 years old. She went to Wycombe Abbey at the age of 11 in 1901 where she came under the influence of Frances Dove, whose biography she wrote. She ...
  • Hannah Bowerman (1624 - 1663)
    Do not confuse with Hannah Bumpas From 1. Thomas Bowerman was born 1619 in England, England. He died May 1663 in Barnstable, Massachusetts and was buried May 1663 in Barnstable, Massachusetts. Th...
  • Ichabod Bowerman (c.1721 - 1790)
    From Son of Jane Harby & Thomas Bowerman (3rd). 13.ICHABOD*4 BOWERMAN (THOMAS*3, THOMAS*2, THOMAS* ICABOD1) was born 1721 in Bay Colony,MA, and died March 1790 in Dutchess Co. NY. He married ...
  • Jane Bowerman (1735 - 1797)

About the Bowerman surname

In the various records the name is written sometimes - Boman - Borman - Boreman - Bourman - Burman - and Bowerman - ; and is pronounced, as all proper names are liable to be pronounced, according to the caprice of the speaker, either - Bo-man - Bo-erman - Bower-man - (as-in out; Standard Dictionary). The evidence of Robert Kerrick the Devonshire poet, (1591-1674), establishes the local pronunciation in favour of the long -o- as against the --au-in-out- as may be seen in his unflattering epigram upon the Devonshire miller, in which he says.....

`Boreman takes toll; cheats, flatters, lies; yet Boreman', 
`For all the Devil helps, will be poor man'. 

The Canadian branch of the family write the name - Bowerman - but vary in pronunciation, in differently - Bo-erman- with a tendency to ultimate suppression of the long -O-. The name signifies either an Archer or Bowman, or a maker of Bows for Archery, whether written - Boman - or - Bo-erman - and -Bower-man -; and is perhaps derived form calling or occupation of the family during the early history of Whales and the West of England. A Welsh origin of the family is not inconsistent with the evidence of the Devonshire -Rock-Idol-';, while the armorial bearing rather strengthen the evidence in favour of a military origin of the name.

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