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Where did the German Lowenberg family come from? What is the German Lowenberg family crest and coat of arms? When did the Lowenberg family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lowenberg family history?

The German family name Lowenberg is derived from the combination of two element: "lowen" or "löwe," meaning "lion," and "berg," meaning "hill" or "mountain." There are several towns by this name in Germany, located in Silesia, Württemberg, and in Brandenburg. It is most likely that several families independently assumed this name during the Middle Ages, when the German speaking peoples began using surnames with more and more frequency. Some no doubt took the name of where they were from; perhaps others had already been known by Lowenberg as a nick-name.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Lowenberg, Lowenburg, Loewenberg, Löwenberg and others.

First found in Bohemia and the Rhineland. There was a Loew family that was one of the oldest and most respected families of the Rhineland. Chronicles mention them as early as 1265, though the first individual known was the knight Erwin Loew around 1300. Another early recorded instance of this name is of a Cuonrad Leuwenberg in Oberjesingen, near Herrenberg in the fourteenth century.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lowenberg research. Another 339 words(24 lines of text) covering the years 1465, 1706, 1733, 1799, 1628, 1703, 1796, 1869 and 1217 are included under the topic Early Lowenberg History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Lowenberg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lowenberg Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Friederich Lowenberg, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1774

Lowenberg Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Moses Lowenberg, aged 27, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1847
  • Isaac Lowenberg, who landed in New Jersey in 1854
  • Samuel Lowenberg, who landed in Mississippi in 1876

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  • Daniela Löwenberg, German football midfielder


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  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
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The Lowenberg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lowenberg Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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