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

Lowdon Early Origins



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.

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Lowdon Spelling Variations


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Lowdon Spelling Variations



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

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Lowdon Early History


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Lowdon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lowdon research. Another 209 words (15 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.

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Lowdon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lowdon Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Lowdon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Lowdon, who arrived in Maryland in 1652
  • John Lowdon, aged 19, arrived in Maryland in 1684

Lowdon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Lowdon, aged 40, landed in South Carolina in 1812
  • John and Patrick Lowdon, who arrived in Philadelphia, PA between 1858 to 1868

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lowdon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lowdon (post 1700)



  • Graeme Lowdon, British businessman and entrepreneur, Chief Executive Officer of the Marussia F1 Formula One team

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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    8. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    9. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    10. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
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    The Lowdon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lowdon 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 22 October 2013 at 10:14.

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