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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.

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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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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lowenberg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Friederich Lowenberg, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1774

Lowenberg Settlers in 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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  • Shelley E. Lowenberg, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Iowa, 1972
  • Lupe Casillas Lowenberg, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 79th District, 1994
  • Henry A. Lowenberg, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1932
  • David Lowenberg, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1864
  • Daniela Löwenberg, German football midfielder


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  2. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
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  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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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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