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Although generally considered to be a Perthshire family, the Lowden surname is a habitational name derived from the place Loudoun near Cunningham in Ayrshire.

Lowden Early Origins



The surname Lowden was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Lowden Spelling Variations


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Lowden Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lothian, Lowden, Lowdon, Loudoun, Loudon and others.

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Lowden Early History


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Lowden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lowden research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1727 and 1813 are included under the topic Early Lowden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lowden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lowden Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lowden 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:

Lowden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Lowden, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Augustine Lowden, who arrived in New England in 1660
  • Augustine Lowden, who landed in New England in 1660
  • Edward Lowden, a servant sent to Nevis in 1661
  • Katherine Lowden, who landed in Maryland in 1665
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lowden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Lowden, who arrived in New England in 1738
  • Jonathan Lowden, a bonded passenger who arrived in America in 1758
  • John Lowden, who landed in America in 1792

Lowden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Lowden, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815
  • Mary Lowden, aged 3, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1834
  • Jane Lowden, who landed in New York, NY in 1845
  • Annie Lowden, who arrived in Colorado in 1895

Lowden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jane Lowden, aged 28, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Bessy Lowden, aged 24, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"
  • William Lowden, aged 40, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Navarino"

Lowden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Lowden landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1836
  • Joseph Lowden, aged 29, a sawyer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • Phebe Lowden, aged 27, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • James Lowden, aged 19, a farm servant, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lowden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lowden (post 1700)



  • Frank Orren Lowden (1861-1943), Republican Party politician, 25th Governor of Illinois, eponym of Lowden State Park
  • Suzanne Parkinson "Sue" Pluskoski Lowden (b. 1952), former Chairwoman of the Nevada Republican Party
  • Sue Lowden, American Republican politician, Nevada Republican State Chair, 2008; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 2008
  • James L. Lowden (b. 1840), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Washtenaw County 2nd District, 1889-92
  • Frank Orren Lowden (1861-1943), American Republican politician, Member of Republican National Committee from Illinois, 1904-12; U.S. Representative from Illinois 13th District, 1906-11; Governor of Illinois, 1917-21
  • Francis V. Lowden, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1956
  • David Lowden, English former professional rugby league footballer
  • Luke Lowden, Australian Rules Football player
  • George Lowden (b. 1951), Northern Irish guitar maker and luthier

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Non dormit qui custodit
Motto Translation: The sentinel sleeps not.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Lowden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lowden 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 18 January 2016 at 11:15.

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