Lowdon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Lowdon family

The surname Lowdon 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 Lowdon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lowdon research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1727 and 1813 are included under the topic Early Lowdon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lowdon Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Lowdon family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Lowdon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Lowdon migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lowdon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Elizabeth Lowdon, who arrived in Maryland in 1652 [1]
  • John Lowdon, aged 19, who arrived in Maryland in 1684 [1]
Lowdon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Lowdon, aged 40, who landed in South Carolina in 1812 [1]
  • John and Patrick Lowdon, who arrived in Philadelphia, PA between 1858 to 1868

Contemporary Notables of the name Lowdon (post 1700) +

  • Sidney "Syd" A. Lowdon (1936-2017), English rugby league player for Whitehaven, Workington Town and Cumberland
  • Graeme Lowdon, British businessman and entrepreneur, Chief Executive Officer of the Marussia F1 Formula One team
  • Ann Lowdon Call (1945-2007), American horsewoman, 2005 AQHA Select World Champion
  • Lowdon Heller, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 41st District, 1957-60 [2]

The Lowdon 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.

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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