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2. Ó Buadhaigh
|Meaning||1. "yellow", "fair-haired"
2. "descendant of Buadhach"
|See also||Bogue; Buadhach; Buidheach; Bhuidheach; Ó Buadhaigh; Mac'IlleBhuidh; Nic'IlleBhuidh|
The name can be derived from the Gaelic nickname buidhe, meaning "yellow", "fair-haired". The surname can also be an Anglicised form of the Irish surname Ó Buadhaigh; this surname means "descendant of Buadhach" and is also rendered as Bogue and Boyce. The personal name Buadhach means "victorious". The surname Bowie is rendered in Scottish Gaelic as Buidheach (masculine) and Bhuidheach (feminine), as well as Mac'IlleBhuidh (masculine) and Nic'IlleBhuidh (feminine). Early instances of the surname in Scotland, recorded in 1481, are: Boye, Bowy, and Boee.
People with the surname
- Angela Bowie, former wife of David Bowie
- Anthony Bowie, American basketball player
- Arturo Valenzuela Bowie, Chilean-American academic
- Ash Bowie, American musician
- Christopher Bowie, Canadian swimmer
- David Bowie, stage name of David Robert Jones, influential English rock musician, artist, and occasional actor
- Fiona Bowie, Canadian artist
- George Bowie, Scottish radio personality
- Jac Bowie, Australian burlesque producer
- James Bowie, 19th-century Texan revolutionary
- James Bowie (botanist) (c1789-1869)
- James Bowie (footballer), Scottish football player
- Joanne W. Bowie, American politician from North Carolina
- John Bowie, American football quarterback
- John Bowie, Sr., American colonist
- John Hamilton Bowie, Australian scientist
- John Ross Bowie, American actor and comedian
- Joseph Bowie, American bandleader, trombonist, and founder of the jazz fusion band Defunkt
- Larry Bowie (guard), American Football guard
- Larry Bowie (running back), American Football running back
- Lester Bowie, jazz musician
- Malcolm Bowie, British academic
- Micah Bowie, American baseball player
- Norman E. Bowie, American academic
- Oden Bowie, American politician from Maryland
- Rezin Bowie, American politician from Louisiana
- Richard Bowie, American politician from Maryland
- Robert Bowie, American politician from Maryland
- Robert R. Bowie (1909–2013), American diplomat
- Russell Bowie, Canadian ice hockey player
- Sam Bowie, American basketball player
- Sydney J. Bowie, American politician from Alabama
- Thomas Fielder Bowie, American politician from Maryland)
- Todd Bowie, a rock guitarist and technician
- Tori Bowie (born 1990), American long jumper
- Walter Bowie, American politician, delegate to the Annapolis Convention (1774–1776)
- Walter Russell Bowie American theologian
- William Bowie, (1872–1940) American engineer
- Captain William Bowie, (1721-?) American politician, delegate to the Annapolis Convention (1774–1776)
- William Duckett Bowie, (1803-1873) American politician from Maryland
- William Bowie (1776-1826) an American agrarian and delegate to the Maryland state convention to charter the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal.
- Learn about the family history of your surname, Ancestry.com, retrieved 25 September 2010 which cited Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-508137-4. for the surname "Bowie".
- Learn about the family history of your surname, Ancestry.com, retrieved 25 September 2010 which cited Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-508137-4. for the surname "Bogue" and "Boyce".
- Mark, Colin (2006), The Gaelic-English Dictionary, London: Routledge, pp. 718, 720, ISBN 0-203-22259-8
- Reaney, Percy Hilde (1995), Wilson, Richard Middlewood, ed., A Dictionary of English Surnames (3rd ed.), Oxford University Press, p. 57, ISBN 0-19-863146-4.
- Black, George Fraser (1946), The Surnames of Scotland: Their Origin, Meaning, and History, New York: New York Public Library, p. 92.
- Hall, Clayton Colman (1912). Baltimore: Its History and Its People, vol.3. Lewis Historical Publishing Co. pp. 304–306.
- Bowie at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved March 30, 2010
- Fleming, J . A. (1951), William Bowie, 1872—1940 A Biographical Memoir, Washington D.C.: National Academy of Sciences, pp. 61–63
- Hall, Clayton Colman (1912). Baltimore: Its History and Its People, vol.3. Lewis Historical Publishing Co. pp. 300–301.
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