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"BOWIE. John Boye, alias Bowy, alias Boee, a Scotsman living at Yarmouth, had letters of denisation in England, 1481 (Bain, rv, 1471). John Bowey had remission for holding Dumbarton Castle against the king, 1489 (APS., xn, p. 34; Lennox, n, p. 132). Mariot Bowy appears in Edinburgh, c. 1523 (Soltre, E. 265), and Andrew Bowye was notary pubc in Scone, 1570 (Scon, p. 212). Hieronomy or Jerome Bowie or Bowy appears as master of the king's wine cellar, 1585-89 (RFC., rv, p. 24; ER., xxn, p. 31), and two years later William Bowie is mentioned as servitor in Edinburgh (Laing, 1212). William Bowie was notary in Lauder, 1606 (RRM., m, p. 370), and Elizabet Boway was charged with being a disorderly person (i.e. non-conforming) in the parish of Carsfern, 1684 (RFC., 3. ser. n, p. 578). William Bowie was member of Gartly Company of Volunteers, 1798, and another William Bowie member of Drumblade Company, 1804 (Witt). The name is very common in the Commissariot Records of Stirling and Dunblane in seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Bowie of Keithock bear a Sagittarius as crest, but this is merely canting heraldry. Cf. BOB. (2) See under Bum. BUIE, BOWIE. From the Gaelic adjective buidhe "yellow (or fair) haired.' In Argyllshire curtailed forms of MACILBOWIE, q.v. Bowie was and still is a common name in Jura, and there was a small sept of the name in South Uist. The Bowies of Strathspey are counted followers of the Grants. Mathow Bouie, free burgess brouster in Inverness, 1614 (Rec. Inc., n, ?. 123). James Buie in Nether Auchinrivock, 670 (Campsie). John Buy and Donald Buy appear in the Inverness Stent Roll, 1671 (More Cuttoden papers, i, p. 183, 185), and Alexander Buj in Portclare is in record, 1679 (IDR., p. 91). A lykewake was held for Alexander Buie in Elgin, 1737 (Rec. Elgin, n, p. 336). Bouwie 1686, Bui 1704. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)
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|David Bowie||David Bowie (born David Robert Jones'"; 8 January 1947) is an English musician, actor, record producer and arranger.|
|James Bowie||James "Jim" Bowie (April 10, 1796 ? March 6, 1836), a 19th-century American pioneer and soldier, played a prominent role in the Texas Revolution, culminating in his death at the Battle of the Alamo.|
|Lester Bowie||Lester Bowie (11 October 1941?8 November 1999) was an American jazz trumpet player and composer.|
|Oden Bowie||Oden Bowie (December 10, 1826 December 4, 1894), a member of the United States Democratic Party, was the 34th Governor of the State of Maryland in the United States from 1869 to 1872.|
|Sam Bowie||Samuel Paul "Sam" Bowie (born March 17, 1961, in Lebanon, Pennsylvania) is a retired American basketball player in the National Basketball Association who is probably best known for being selected before Michael Jordan in the 1984 NBA Draft.|
|Anthony Bowie||Anthony Lee Bowie (born November 9 1963 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American basketball player.|
|Rezin Bowie||Rezin Pleasant Bowie (September 8, 1793 ? January 17, 1841) was an American inventor and designer of the Bowie knife.|
|Robert Bowie||Robert Bowie (March 1750 ? January 8, 1818) served twice as Governor of the state of Maryland in the United States, from 1803 to 1806, and from 1811 to 1812.|
|Russell Bowie||Russell "Dubbie" Bowie (August 24, 1880 in Montreal, Quebec ? April 8, 1959) was a Canadian ice hockey player generally regarded as one of the best players of the pre-NHL era of the sport.|
|Thomas Fielder Bowie||Thomas Fielder Bowie (April 7, 1808 ? October 30, 1869) was an American politician.|
|Christopher Bowie||Christopher Bowie (born November 21, 1966 in Prince George, British Columbia) is a former international freestyle swimmer, who competed for Canada at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.|
|Walter Bowie||Walter Bowie (October 15, 1748 ? November 9, 1810) was an American politician.|
|Joseph Bowie||Joseph Bowie (born October 17 1953 in St Louis, Missouri) is an American bandleader, trombonist, and founder of the seminal jazz fusion band, Defunkt.|
|Les Bowie||Les Bowie (1913 - 1979) was a Canadian-born special effects artist working mainly in Britain.|
|Richard Bowie||Richard Johns Bowie (June 23, 1807 ? March 12, 1881) was an American politician and jurist.|
|Larry Bowie||Larry Darnell Bowie, Jr.|
|John Bowie||John Bowie (born May 11, 1984 in) is an American football cornerback who is currently free agent.|
|Fiona Bowie||Fiona Bowie is a Vancouver-based Canadian installation artist.|
|William Duckett Bowie||William Duckett Bowie (October 7, 1803 ? July 18, 1873), was an American politician.|
|Catherine L. Bowie||Catherine L.|
|Stanley Bowie||Stanley Hay Umphray Bowie FRS (1917-2008) was considered a "world authority on uranium geology and a leader in the field of geochemistry and mineralogy".|
|George Washington Bowie||George Washington Bowie, (1827 - 1901) was a Civil War Union officer, commander of 5th Regiment California Volunteer Infantry, brevetted Brigadier General of Volunteers.|