One-Name Study

The name of Bowdler is an old one. But where did it originate? And how did it spread across the world as it does today? The purpose of this One-Name Study (ONS) is to try and answer these questions and trace the journey of the Bowdler family through history.

My One-Name Study is therefore a project researching all occurrences of the Bowdler surname, not just my own pedigree.  I am adopting a worldwide approach, though all Bowdler families I’ve met so far across the world do originate from the UK.

The objectives of my Bowdler One-Name Study are:

  • To represent the family and manage the Bowdler One-Name Study with the Guild of One-Name Studies
  • Research all occurrences of the Bowdler surname and attempt to link the family lines
  • Assist other Bowdlers in researching their genealogy
  • Use DNA testing to establish family links and prove/disprove whether Bowdler lines have a common ancestor
  • Research early Bowdlers to trace the family origin

If anyone has information on the Bowdler surname I would love to hear it, equally if you have questions I am happy to share my knowledge so please contact me.

Member of the
Guild of One-Name Studies
Membership Number 6568