I have often received questions about Bowers Family Crests. I have some, but I am not sure of their origins, but here is a consolidation of what I know.
What what is the "true crest"? I do not believe there is a single crest for a family name, My understanding is that a family crest belongs to the family, not the surname. So there might be one Bowers with a crest emphasizing their heritage which is different than another Bowers family with a different heritage. Each generation may also modify their crest to add individual insignia and such, so it will even evolve over time.
Still, it is interesting to see various family crests. If you have one, feel free to post it here and include as much of the history of it as possible. Thanks!
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Henry Bower who settled in Virginia in 1637; Robert Bower settled in Virginia in 1698; John Bowers settled in Virginia in 1663; Jonas Bowers settled in Virginia in 1637.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
Motto Translated: To the mark.
Suggested Readings for the name Bowers: "Hill Family of Early Central Texas-Bowers, Cole, McGehee, Michel, Roessler, Shelby" by Yates Michel Hill.
Some noteworthy people of the name Bowers: Bathsheba bowers (c.1672-1718) American Quaker preacher