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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.
The surname Lowenberg was 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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Lowenberg, Lowenburg, Loewenberg, Löwenberg and others.
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 and printed products wherever possible.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lowenberg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Lowenberg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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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