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The origin of the proud surname Loewe can be traced to the historic kingdom of Bohemia, which is now part of Czechoslovakia. German surnames developed at a time when most of Bohemia, and most of the German provinces, were states of the Holy Roman Empire. At first people used only a single name, but as the population grew and people began to travel, they began to find it necessary to take on an additional name to differentiate themselves. The distinguished surname Loewe is derived from the Middle High German "lewe," meaning "lion."

Loewe Early Origins



The surname Loewe was first found in Bohemia, where the Loewe family became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the family became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. One of the earliest recorded Bohemian bearers of the name was Hensel Lebel, who lived in Budweis in 1387.

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Loewe Spelling Variations


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Loewe Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Loewe, Loewen, Lowen, Lowe, Low, Lower, Löwe, Löw, Leu, Leue, Lau, Laue, Löbe, Lobe, Leb, Lebe and many more.

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Loewe Early History


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Loewe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loewe research. Another 623 words (44 lines of text) covering the years 1225, 1522, 1265, 1300, 1706, 1733, 1799, 1465, 1460, 1507, 1628, 1703, 1796 and 1869 are included under the topic Early Loewe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Loewe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Loewe Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this early period, notable bearers of the name Loewe included Leon Loewe von Rozmital (around 1465), whose famous descriptions of the Holy Land through which he traveled were translated into many languages, his daughter became the Queen of Bohemia; Hans Leu, The Elder...

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Loewe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Loewe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Loewe, who landed in New York, NY in 1782

Loewe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Georg Christian Loewe, who arrived in America in 1872

Loewe Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Johann Loewe and Joseph Loewe, who both came to Canada in 1783

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Contemporary Notables of the name Loewe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Loewe (post 1700)



  • Mark Loewe, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas State Board of Education 5th District, 2010, 2012
  • Fred J. Loewe, American politician, Delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Muskegon County 1st District, 1933
  • Johann Karl Gottfried Loewe (1796-1869), German composer
  • Frederick Loewe (1904-1988), Austrian-born composer who wrote the famous "My Fair Lady," "Camelot," and "Gigi," for which he won the Academy Award for Best Song in 1958

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    2. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    3. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    5. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    10. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    11. ...

    The Loewe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Loewe 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 19 January 2016 at 09:32.

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