Last name: Bowden
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I am from Connecticut, USA and I pronounce it like bow tie as well.
My father's family is from California that's where his brothers and sisters still live. My whole life I've only ever met one other Bowden. We also pronounce it like "take a bow".
I have never met another family with the last name bowden.... & we also pronounce it like "Take a bow". I am from MI
I am a Bowden from Norwich Norfolk and it's great to see all you lovely Bowdens out there as there is not many in Norfolk. We also pronounce it as bow not the tie.
Is Bowden & Gordon from same same origin? Meaning is the same + area, except Gordons left Norway - probably to be free from the monarchs & their religions to practice their pagan lifestyles.
My dad's family was in boston. I'm the first to break a long history of Bowden males in my lineage with the names "Perry Sxxxxx Bowden." My father is Scott. His Father was Stanely. I was to be Seth but my mom didn't like the names. I have no idea where we came from. But my grandad Stanley's father is known as "The Doctor." They were in Georgia before the war. Stanley served in the Navy.
Father and Nephew also sporting the cleft chin . Very interesting .
My brother and I both have cleft chins and we pronounce it "take a bow" also. So interesting :)
do any other bowdens find that the cleft chin is prominent in bowden males? i have one my dad has one and my great grandpa had one.
A cleft chin is prominent in my line of Bowdens. We also pronounce it like "take a bow".
Pretty sure my grandfather, Noel Bowden, had a cleft chin.
Hi, im a Bowden from Taunton Somerset .Im suprised to see so many Bowden's living in the states.This was also the first i'd heard of a town called Bowden in Devon . Will have to visit it now.
There are a sprinkling of Bowden's here in Alaska. Our family has been here since the early 1900's. Before that we seemed to have come from the Seattle area.
I am John Bowden from around the Dayton ohio area! All I know is the main area where my family lived was in Monterey Tenn. Other than that I really know very little about my family's history!
Hi, I'm a Bowden from Bristol so guessing that we probably originated from Devon! I pronounce it Bow as in "take a bow", not "bow tie"!
I also pronounce it Bow as in 'take a bow'.
im from toronto ontario and i also pronounce bow as in take a bow, i hate when ppl say it like bow tie and ive done reaserch and found that the bowden surname came over to england during the conquest of william the conquerer so the name is of norman descent originating from old bodin in normandy.
We pronounce our name like take a bow. Do not like the bow tie pronounciation. My father had a clef chin and his twin brother.
Hi I am a Bowden from Birmingham UK. About to start researching family tree. These comments are great. I also did not realise there were so many of us. Different parts of my family pronounce Bowden differently (cause of some debate) Some pronounce 'Bow' as in bow and arrow, whereas others pronounce @Bow' as in the bow of a ship. appreciate other peoples thoughts.
im a bowden from lancashire and nice to see there is a few more out there, not the most common name to see about, hello all you Bowdens, wonder if we are related somehow along the line
My Bowden ancestors came from Aspull / Wigan, Lancashire. I've got a great start to a family tree on Ancestry.com. It's private, but I can send you an invite if you think you might be related and would like to help flesh out the tree. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Hope to hear from you.
Catherine Bowden Young
Hello, I am William Jody Bowden from Central Alabama. I have always been interested in the origin of our name. Most of my family have past on , and i don't have many Bowden family members here that i know of..
Terry C Bowden
I Am a Devon Bowden, there was a lot of sons born in the past that immigrated to Australia New Zealand Canada & America. My great uncle to Canada, a William Bowden
I have a namesake in NZ and another in England, and I'm here in the states. any chance that we're all of the same lineage?
my grandfather is a william bowden he hails from plymouth in devon. my great grandfather is harold bettis bowden ,all the boys before my grandpa had the middlename bettis until i was born. also my great great granfather is henry bettis bowden. thought id share that just incase you know anything
Ann Bowden Lawton (nee Bowden)
Im Thomas bowden from toronto canada ive researched and found that the bowden name is of norman origin and that the bowden family fought along side duke william of normandy and after defeating the anglosaxon army they were granted lands by william the conquerer for there distinguished assistance in the battle of hastings 1066 making them lords or landlords also knights at the expense of the king in time of military service. My great grandfather harold bettis bowden came from plymouth, not too far fromfrom the town of bowden in devon,England and knights in the
im a bowden from stoke on trent England .
Im a Bowden from Toronto, Ontario, Canada!
My grandfather was Malcolm McLean, a true highlander and as our surname suggests ''from atop a hill''
I am from Nova Scotia Canada. Just started doing research will post as much as possible in the near future.
I'm Johnny Bowden from Berri I'm a dog which Carden Bowden owns me.
I'm a Bowden from Northampton, England
I live in south Texas and I am not use to seeing others with the last name Bowden. I guess there are more of us out there then I thought.
My grandparents are Bowden's in North east Texas. I have a good deal researched if I can locate it. Would you be interested? Maybe we could combine efforts. You're right though outside of my family I don't know many, if any other Bowden's in this area.
Welcome all Bowden's finally a place where are last name is Prevalent!
My family appears to come from the Bristol area of England. Anyone else with a lineage from that area?
I have my family tree back to the early 1700 hundreds. I'd like to know more about the surname Bowden. If anyone has any more reseach I'd find that interesting
I come from some Bowdens of Newtownards, Ireland circa 1860, which would have been a part of the English Prostestant Reformation/Plantation area, thereby, probably primarily English Prostestant, although, not necessarily. Don't have anything as yet beyond that.
sadly my granparents passed away before i could ask them about our family tree wouldlove to find out more if possible some one could piont me in the right direction x
That is what I am trying to find out. Any and all info that I can find to confirm one link will indeed confirm your thoughts and mine. one link i can give you that i found is that we are related to king edward the first. but it is not directly from the bowden line. and there is a whole lot of other royalty that i have found that might be of some interest.