Lowden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Lowden family
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.
Early History of the Lowden family
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Lowden Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Lothian, Lowden, Lowdon, Loudoun, Loudon and others.
Early Notables of the Lowden family (pre 1700)
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| Lowden migration to the United States ||+|
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 landed in New England in 1660 
- Edward Lowden, a servant sent to Nevis in 1661
- Katherine Lowden, who landed in Maryland in 1665 
- James Lowden, who arrived in Maryland in 1668
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, who 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 migration to Australia ||+|
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Lowden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mr. William Lowden, English convict who was convicted in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England for life, transported aboard the "Eden" on 27th August 1836, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) 
- Mr. Isaac Lowden, British Convict who was convicted in Durham, England for life, transported aboard the "Asia" on 20th July 1837, arriving in New South Wales, Australia 
- Jane Lowden, aged 28, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
- Bessy Lowden, aged 24, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"
- William Lowden, aged 40, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Navarino" 
| Lowden migration to New Zealand ||+|
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Lowden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- James Lowden, who landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1836
- Joseph Lowden, aged 29, a sawyer, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841 
- Phebe Lowden, aged 27, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841 
- James Lowden, aged 19, a farm servant, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1850
- Mr. Lowden, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Gipsey" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 25th October 1854, en-route to Nelson 
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|Contemporary Notables of the name Lowden (post 1700) ||+|
- Sue Lowden, American Republican politician, Nevada Republican State Chair, 2008; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 2008 
- James L. Lowden (b. 1840), American Democratic Party 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 
- 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
- David Lowden, English former professional rugby league footballer
- Luke Lowden, Australian Rules Football player
- George Lowden (b. 1951), Northern Irish guitar maker and luthier
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.
- Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th October 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/eden
- Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 7th February 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1837
- South Australian Register. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1857.shtml.
- New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 12th December 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
- New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
- The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html