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The Lowell surname is derived from the Norman French word "lou," meaning "wolf," with the diminutive suffix "el."

Lowell Early Origins



The surname Lowell was first found in Somerset. Robert, Lord of Breherval and Yvery in Normandy is regarded as the progenitor of this family. His father was Eudes, sovereign Duke of Brittany. His is listed in the Roll of Battle Abbey and received from the Conqueror a grant of the Lordships of Kary and Harpetre, in the county of Somerset. He eventually returned to his native Duchy and died a monk in the abbey of Bec, leaving three sons. The eldest, one Ascelin Gouel de Perceval succeeded his father as Lord of Breherval. As a violent man, he acquired the surname "Lupus." In turn his son was surnamed "Lupellus," or little wolf which was softened to "luvel." He had five sons; one of which was Henry, ancestor of Lords Lovel of Kary. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
The Lovels of Tichmersh who had summons to Parliament in 1297 were a baronial family of considerable distinction. By example, Sir Richard Lovel was summoned to Parliament from 1348-1350.

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Lowell Spelling Variations


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Lowell Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lovell, Lowell, Lovel, Leavell, Lowles and others.

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Lowell Early History


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Lowell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lowell research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1454, 1487, 1483, 1631 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Lowell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lowell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lowell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family at this time was Francis Lovell, (1454- c. 1487), friend and supporter of Richard III, made Viscount Lovell on January 4th 1483; he...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lowell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lowell In Ireland


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Lowell In Ireland



Some of the Lowell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 51 words (4 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lowell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Percival Lowell, who arrived in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1639
  • Mary Lowell, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • Thomas Lowell, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • John Lowell, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1655
  • Hugh Lowell, who arrived in Virginia in 1656
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lowell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Patrick Lowell, who landed in America in 1782

Lowell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Lowell, who landed in Maryland in 1832
  • R N Lowell, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • G Lowell, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lowell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lowell (post 1700)



  • Carey Lowell (b. 1961), American actress and former model
  • Fred Lowell (b. 1948), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2004
  • Fred W. Lowell, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Berlin, 1948
  • George G. Lowell, American politician, Mayor of Dover, New Hampshire, 1887-88
  • Harvey M. Lowell, American politician, from Michigan 11th District, 1898
  • Helen D. Lowell, American politician
  • Jacob Lowell, American politician, Delegate to North Dakota State Constitutional Convention from Cass County, 1889
  • James A. Lowell, American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Sixteenth Middlesex District, 1905
  • James Russell Lowell (1819-1891), American politician, U.S. Minister to Spain, 1877-80; Great Britain, 1880-85. Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1905
  • John Lowell (1743-1802), American politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1778, 1780-82; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals, 1801-02
  • ... (Another 24 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  10. 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.
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The Lowell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lowell 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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