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


Spelling variations of this family name include: Lawrie, Laurie, Larrie, Larry, Laurie, Laury, Lawry, Lowrie and many more.

First found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lowery research. Another 235 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1687, 1683, 1686, 1677, 1671, 1677, 1669, 1640 and 1653 are included under the topic Early Lowery History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 115 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lowery Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the Lowery family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 223 words(16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lowery Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Lowery, aged 28, arrived in New York, NY in 1812
  • James Lowery, aged 55, arrived in New York, NY in 1812
  • John, Lowery Jr., who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1813
  • Alexander Lowery, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1839
  • Thos Lowery, aged 24, landed in New York, NY in 1839


  • David Lowery (b. 1960), American guitarist, vocalist and songwriter
  • Bill Lowery (1924-2004), American country music disc jockey
  • William David "Bill" Lowery (b. 1947), Republican politician from California
  • Joseph Echols Lowery (b. 1921), American civil rights minister and leader and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Robert Oliver Lowery (1916-2001), the first African-American New York City Fire Commissioner
  • Robert Lowery (1913-1971), born Robert Larkin Hanks, American actor, best known as the second person to portray "Batman" on film in 1949
  • Evelyn Gibson Lowery (1925-2013), American civil rights activist and leader
  • Savannah Lowery, New York City Ballet soloist


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Repullulat
Motto Translation: It buds afresh.


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The Lowery Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lowery 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.

This page was last modified on 25 November 2013 at 14:14.

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