Elisha Bowman

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Born in Kentucky, USA on 1880 to William C Bowman and Margaret Murrell. Elisha married Angela. Elisha married Jane McIntosh and had 2 children. Elisha married Lucinda Simpson. He passed away on 12 Oct 1932 in Owsley, Kentucky, USA.

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Surname meaning for "Bowman"

English and Scottish: occupational name for an archer, Middle English bow(e)man, bouman (from Old English boga ‘bow’ + mann ‘man’). This word was distinguished from Bowyer, which denoted a maker or seller of the articles. It is possible that in some cases the surname referred originally to someone who untangled wool with a bow. This process, which originated in Italy, became quite common in England in the 13th century. The vibrating string of a bow was worked into a pile of tangled wool, where its rapid vibrations separated the fibers, while still leaving them sufficiently entwined to produce a fine, soft yarn when spun.

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