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Lowe is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Lowe family lived in Worcestershire. The earliest instances of the name in England appear for the most part to be of local origin; that is, derived from the name of the place where an original bearer lived or where he once held land, the place in this instance being a hlaw, the Old English word for a hill. Any individual case may also be of nickname origin, deriving from loup, the Old French word for a wolf, or from one of the pet-names for Lawrence, such as Law or Low.

Lowe Early Origins



The surname Lowe was first found in Worcestershire. Later, a branch of the family was found at Alderwasley in Derbyshire. " The Le Foune or Fawne family held lands here in the reign of Henry III., and their heiress intermarried with the Lowes, who obtained a grant of the manor from Henry VIII." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Lowe Spelling Variations


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Lowe Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Lowe include Lowe, Lowes, Lowis, Lowse, Low, McLoy and others.

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Lowe Early History


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Lowe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lowe research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1433, 1439, 1318, 1594, 1682, 1640, 1644, 1628, 1667, 1661, 1667, 1690, 1724, 1720 and are included under the topic Early Lowe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lowe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lowe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Humphrey Lowe, High Sheriff of Shropshire; George Lowe ( c. 1594-1682), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Calne (1640-1644), a Royalist supporter; John Lowe (1628-1667), an English politician who sat...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lowe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lowe In Ireland


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Lowe In Ireland



Some of the Lowe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Lowes to arrive on North American shores:

Lowe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jan Bastiansen Lowe, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1620-1664
  • Jon Lowe, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Dorothy Lowe settled in Boston in 1635
  • Dorothie Lowe, aged 13, landed in America in 1635
  • Tho Lowe, who landed in Virginia in 1636
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lowe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Clemans Lowe, who landed in Virginia in 1701-1702
  • Abraham Lowe, who landed in Maryland in 1716
  • Henry, Lowe Sr., who landed in Maryland in 1731
  • Freiderich Lowe, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Johannes Lowe, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lowe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Lowe, aged 28, landed in America in 1810
  • John Lowe, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1820
  • George S E Lowe, who arrived in New York, NY in 1826
  • Hugh Lowe, who landed in Maryland in 1828
  • F Lowe, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lowe Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Lowe, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Mr. John Lowe U.E. who settled in Sissiboo, Nova Scotia c. 1784 listed on the Muster Roll at Gulliver's Hole, St. Mary's Bay and Sissiboo [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. William Lowe U.E. who settled in Sissiboo, Nova Scotia c. 1784 listed on the Muster Roll at Gulliver's Hole, St. Mary's Bay and Sissiboo [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Lowe Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Richard Lowe, who landed in Canada in 1841

Lowe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Angell Lowe, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  • John Lowe arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Alice Brooks" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ALICE BROOKS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839AliceBrooks.gif
  • James Lowe arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1839 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Hooghly.htm
  • Mary Lowe arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1839 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Hooghly.htm
  • Lucy Lowe arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lowe Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • A G Lowe landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship "Bolton"
  • Griffiths Lowe landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Richard Godfrey Lowe, aged 29, a doctor, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Griffith Lowe, aged 36, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Ann Lowe, aged 35, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lowe Settlers in New Zealand in the 20th Century

  • Robert Lowe, aged 32, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Waimana" in 1926

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lowe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lowe (post 1700)



  • Samuel A. Lowe, American politician, Member of Nebraska Territorial House of Representatives, 1860
  • Brigadier-General Thomas Merritt Lowe (1901-1962), American Inspector-General, 307th Bombardment Wing (1948)
  • Major-General Frank E. Lowe (1885-1968), American Personal Representative of the President in Korea (1950-1951)
  • Rob Lowe (b. 1964), American actor
  • Lucius S. Lowe (d. 1940), American founder of Lowe's North Wilkesboro Hardware in 1921 which grew to become Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse with over 1,794 stores worldwide
  • Ausby L. Lowe, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1916
  • Arthur H. Lowe, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1900
  • Mrs. Alva Lowe, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1972
  • Allen J. Lowe, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1964
  • Alfred D. Lowe (b. 1850), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Jefferson County 1st District, 1907-09
  • ... (Another 95 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Lowe Historic Events


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Lowe Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Miss Florence Audrey  Lowe (1907-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

RMS Titanic

  • Harold Lowe (1882-1944), English fifth officer on the RMS Titanic who survived the sinking

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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: Spero meliora
Motto Translation: I hope for better things.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ALICE BROOKS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839AliceBrooks.gif
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Hooghly.htm

Other References

  1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  11. ...

The Lowe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lowe 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.

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