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The origin of the proud surname Loewen 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 Loewen is derived from the Middle High German "lewe," meaning "lion."

Loewen Early Origins



The surname Loewen was first found in Bohemia, where the Loewen 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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Loewen Spelling Variations


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Loewen Spelling Variations



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

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Loewen Early History


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Loewen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loewen 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 Loewen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Loewen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Loewen Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this early period, notable bearers of the name Loewen 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 Loewen 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:

Loewen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H J Loewen, aged 58, arrived in New York, NY in 1874
  • Hrch Loewen, aged 9, arrived in New York, NY in 1874
  • Agatha Loewen, aged 21, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • John Loewen, aged 12, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • Maria Loewen, aged 16, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Loewen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • David Loewen, who arrived in Manitoba in 1876
  • Heinrich Loewen, who landed in Manitoba in 1876
  • Herman Loewen, who landed in Manitoba in 1877
  • Isaac Loewen, who landed in Manitoba in 1877

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Contemporary Notables of the name Loewen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Loewen (post 1700)



  • James W "Jim" Loewen (b. 1942), American author, historian, and professor, best known for his 1995 book, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
  • John Loewen (b. 1949), Canadian businessman and politician who served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1999 to 2005
  • Cynthia Loewen (b. 1993), Canadian beauty pageant titleholder, Miss Earth Canada (2014)
  • Douglas Todd Loewen (b. 1966), Canadian politician, MLA for Grande Prairie-Smoky, Alberta (2015-)
  • William H "Bill" Loewen OC, Canadian entrepreneur, philanthropist
  • Rochelle Loewen (b. 1979), Canadian broadcaster, former model and professional wrestler
  • Adam Alexander Loewen (b. 1984), Canadian Major League Baseball pitcher who has played since 2006
  • General Sir Charles Falkland Loewen GCB KBE DSO (1900-1986), Canadian soldier from Vancouver, Adjutant-General to the Forces in the United Kingdom
  • Darcy Loewen (b. 1969), retired Canadian professional ice hockey left wing player
  • Jocelyne Loewen, Canadian voice actress

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    2. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Loewen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Loewen 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 29 June 2016 at 07:56.

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