Last name: Bowden
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My brother and I both have cleft chins and we pronounce it "take a bow" also. So interesting :)
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
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!
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".
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.
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.
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"!
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..
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.
Im a Bowden from Toronto, Ontario, Canada!
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.
Naomi Bowden King
I am from Connecticut, USA and I pronounce it like bow tie as well.
im a bowden from stoke on trent England .
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.
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.
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
Father and Nephew also sporting the cleft chin . Very interesting .
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.