Bowers (surname)

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Family name
Anne Hathaways Cottage and gardens 15g2006.jpg
A cottage
Meaning A chamber; a cottage; a shady recess
Region of origin England
Language(s) of origin Old English

The surname Bowers is of Saxon origin, derived from the word 'bur' meaning 'a chamber; a cottage; a shady recess'.[1] Adding 'er' to the end of topographical terms was common in south east England.[2] An alternative origin is "a maker of bows".[2][3]



  1. ^ Search for Ancestors Accessed 7 January 2012
  2. ^ a b Surname Database Accessed 7 January 2012
  3. ^ House of Names Accessed 7 January 2012