the genealogy and history of the Bowdler family
Since the 1600s, the family has spread across the globe as transport networks have evolved. We know of Bowdlers who have moved to Ireland, America (Bowdler and Bowdle), Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India and France.
Notable emigrants include:
Thomas Bowdler (1623-1697) moved to America and married Johanna Loftus. Their children then dropped the 'r' and became the Bowdle family.
William Bowdler (1858-1936) married Elizabeth Bigrigg and moved to Ohio.