The Bowdlers


Welcome to my ‘Bowdler’ One-Name Study web site. I hope you find it interesting and informative.

I have been researching all lines of my family history for over 40 years now with a particular interest in my Bowdler ancestors. I have been collecting Bowdler information with my late father Terry Bowdler for many years and along with others were founder members of the Bowdler Family History Society which met from 1987 to 1999. My father was the member responsible for registering the study with the Guild of One-Name Studies and I have since taken over that responsibility.

The Bowdlers are an old Shropshire family. We believe the first Bowdler, Baldwin de Boulers, came to Britain from Flanders in 1105 to take up the Lordship of Montgomery on the Welsh Marches. The family stayed in the Shropshire area for several hundred years before spreading across the world.

If you are Bowdler-related or interested in the surname please do get in touch.

Kind regards,
Ian Bowdler
Birmingham, UK