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The history of the Loewenstein family name begins in the German province of Bavaria. The Loewenstein name is derived from the German words "lewen," which means "lion" and "stein," which means "stone." There has been a town of Lowenstein in Wurttemberg since the 12th century. It is dominated by the ruined castle of the counts of Lowenstein.

Loewenstein Early Origins



The surname Loewenstein was first found in Bavaria, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and becoming noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Loewenstein Spelling Variations


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Loewenstein Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Loewenstein include Loewenstein, Lowenstein, Lovenstein, Loewstein, Lowenstine, Loewenstine and many more.

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Loewenstein Early History


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Loewenstein Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loewenstein research. Another 267 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1295, 1494, 1711, and 1715 are included under the topic Early Loewenstein History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Loewenstein Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Loewenstein Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Loewenstein 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



Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Loewenstein or a variant listed above:

Loewenstein Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ferdinant Loewenstein, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1792

Loewenstein Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Louis Loewenstein, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1835
  • Joseph Loewenstein came to Philadelphia in 1837
  • Solomon Loewenstein landed in Philadelphia in 1845
  • Julius Loewenstein, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Loewenstein (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Loewenstein (post 1700)



  • Rudolph Maurice Loewenstein (1898-1976), Polish-French-American psychoanalyst
  • Jason Loewenstein (b. 1971), American alternative rock singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
  • Adolph Loewenstein, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Grao, 1884
  • Karl Loewenstein (1891-1973), German philosopher and political scientist
  • Otto Egon Loewenstein (b. 1906), German-born British zoologist and Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Birmingham
  • Antony Loewenstein, atheist Jewish -Australian political activist, freelance journalist, author and blogger

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    7. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
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    The Loewenstein Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Loewenstein 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 20 July 2016 at 01:31.

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