The Bowling Name in History

These stats were gathered after I read the book, “The Bowling Name in History” by Ancestry. I have listed some of the most interesting numbers:

The Bowling Name in History

Timeline in History

1840- 110 Bowling Families with most living in Kentucky. (21).

1861-1865- 163 Bowling Union Soldiers and 358 Confederate Soldiers.

1880- Top Bowling US Occupations- Keeping house, farmer, laborer, at home.

1881 England- Most Bowling residents lived in Lancashire and Yorkshire Counties

1900-1170 Bowling Families with most living in KY, average household size 5.34

1914-1918 World War I- 1,565 Bowling draft registrants, with most registering in KY.

1920- 1844 Bowling households of which 44 percent owned home, 70 % of these individuals were literate.

1939-1945 World War II- 895 Bowling soldiers joined the US Army.

Today- Most Bowling families in US  live in Kentucky and Ohio.

 

1832-1904- Bowling land patents were issued from the federal government.

1821-1948- Most Bowling immigrants to US came from England, Ireland, and Canada.

1945- Most Bowling Immigrants to the US arrived in 1945. The Queen Mary was the most common ship that Bowling immigrants sailed on.

 

Ships the Bowling’s Sailed On:

Queen Mary-20 ppl                                         Adriatic- 8ppl

Leviathan- 16 ppl                                            Baltic- 8 ppl.

Queen Elizabeth- 15 ppl

Britannic- 14 ppl

Cedric- 11 ppl

City of Limerick- 9 ppl

General Maurice Rose- 9 ppl

Majestic- 9 ppl

1840 Fun Facts

US population was 17,069,000

Inventions: Sewing machine, vulcanized rubber

Most popular spectator event: Horse racing

10- hour work day was established.

 

States with the most Bowling Households in 1840-

Kentucky -21

Virginia-17

Tennessee- 11

Indiana- 9

Maryland-8

 

Bowling Households in Kentucky

 

Early Kentucky inhabitants included members of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Shawnee Indian Tribes. Daniel Boone established the first English-speaking settlement in the area in 1775.  Kentucky became a state in 1792.  The 1820 Missouri Compromise confirmed its status as a slave state. Kentucky’s 1840 population was 780,000 including 190,000 people of African descent.

 

1880- Did you know?

US Population- 50,155,783.

Residents born outside the US: 5,248,568

Teacher’s salary monthly: male- 71.50  and female: 54.50 per month

Life expectancy was 39.6 years

Bike Ownership- 50,000

Miles of Railroad track- 87,000

 

States with most Bowling’s in 1880

Kentucky- 110

Virginia- 73

Tennessee-60

Alabama-39

Missouri-34

 

 
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