? about 'Jewish' name
I have a question. It is whether or not the name 'Bowes' could be Jewish?
The reason I ask is this. I did a research thing on Glams Castle, Scotland where the Queen mother, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyons came from. Apparently the Castle was known to belong to the Lyons family. Well, there came a time when they were broke. There was a man (If I remember correctly) who was rich in money, but didn't have much land. So he offered to pay off the Lyons castle debt, if they would take his only child, a daughter, and take on his name as he didn't have a son. So, the Lyons' changed their name to Bowes. Then they went back to 'Lyons' after a few generations. Then they felt guilty about that, so joined the two names, which is why you get 'Bowes-Lyons' in the Queen Elizabeth Bowes-Lyons maiden name. (the Queen mother)
It just seemed, this remined me of the Bible times, when there were women who didn't want their father's name to die out, so they were allowed to take on their father's name when they married. Also, 'Bowes' reminds me of 'Boas' (connected with Ruth) but it may have no relation what so ever. Just curious. I have also heard, that in ancient times or middle ages, that Jewish people were not allowed to hold land or titles, so this could be why someone might be rich, but not have land to give to his inheritance. I may be chasing something illusive here, but I am curious as to the possibility of something here. I have read that a few here are into family tree things, so I thought I'ld throw this out there.
If this is nothing, so be it, but it just seemed curious to me.
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