There have been Bowdlers recorded in Staffordshire sine the 17th century.
I have trace one main line starting with Francis Bowdler of Wolverhampton (born around 1628) and several smaller as yet unconnected lines.
There is a Bowdler Road in Ettingshall, Wolverhampton….
On one line David T Bowdler (born 1863) emigrated to Pennsylvania and started a new family which moved to Ohio then Oklahoma.
Another line starts with a John Bowdler (born around 1769) coming to Birmingham where the family stayed until recent generations emigrated to Australia.