Brief Family History
Spelling variations include: Bowman, Boeman, Boyman, Boman and others.
First found in Westmoreland and Northumberland where they were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Anna Bowman who settled in Salem Mass. in 1630; Daniel Bowman arrived in Philadelphia in 1727; Joseph Bowman arrived in New England in 1772; Margaret Bowman settled in Virginia in 1663.
Motto: Numine et arcu.
Crest: A quiver of arrows suspended from the trunk of a tree.
Coat of Arms: A gold shield with a red chevron between three bows.