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 recording geographical distribution of the name and the changes in that distribution over the centuries. I am also attempting to reconstruct the genealogy of each of the Bowdler lines with the overall goal of identifying a single place of origin for the name, ie: Baldwin de Boulers.
Well, aim high I say!
For my study I am adopting a worldwide approach, though all Bowdler families I’ve met so far across the world do originate from the UK.
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