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Origins and History


New to Family History? Check out our Getting Started page. Check out House Of Names to investigate the origins of the Bowne surname or get a copy of the Bowne family Crest (a great gift idea!).


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Bowne Genealogy

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Bowne Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources below you will be able to find a birth record and, from that, a birth certificate can be ordered which lists the names of the mother and father, taking you back another generation in your tree. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Bowne family tree.

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Some Famous People with the surname of Bowne

Wikipedia John Bowne (1627?1695) was an English immigrant residing in the Dutch colony of New Netherland, who is honored today as a pioneer in the American struggle for religious liberty.
Wikipedia Obadiah Bowne (May 19, 1822 ? April 27, 1874) was a United States Representative from New York.
Wikipedia Norwood Bowne (May 2, 1813 New York City - January 7, 1890 Delhi, Delaware County, New York) was an American newspaper editor and politician from New York.