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The origin of the proud surname Lowen can be traced to the historic kingdom of Bohemia, which is now part of Czechoslovakia. German surnames developed at a time when most of Bohemia, and most of the German provinces, were states of the Holy Roman Empire. At first people used only a single name, but as the population grew and people began to travel, they began to find it necessary to take on an additional name to differentiate themselves. The distinguished surname Lowen is derived from the Middle High German "lewe," meaning "lion."

Lowen Early Origins



The surname Lowen was first found in Bohemia, where the Lowen family became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the family became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. One of the earliest recorded Bohemian bearers of the name was Hensel Lebel, who lived in Budweis in 1387.

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Lowen Spelling Variations


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Lowen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Loewe, Loewen, Lowen, Lowe, Low, Lower, Löwe, Löw, Leu, Leue, Lau, Laue, Löbe, Lobe, Leb, Lebe and many more.

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Lowen Early History


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Lowen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lowen research. Another 623 words (44 lines of text) covering the years 1225, 1522, 1265, 1300, 1706, 1733, 1799, 1465, 1460, 1507, 1628, 1703, 1796 and 1869 are included under the topic Early Lowen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lowen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lowen Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this early period, notable bearers of the name Lowen included Leon Loewe von Rozmital (around 1465), whose famous descriptions of the Holy Land through which he traveled were translated into many languages, his daughter became the Queen of Bohemia; Hans Leu, The Elder...

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lowen 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:

Lowen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Lowen, who arrived in Virginia in 1652

Lowen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Lowen, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • George Lowen arrived in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • Bemha Lowen, aged 30, landed in New York, NY in 1874
  • Cath Lowen, aged 20, landed in New York, NY in 1875
  • Cornel Lowen, aged 9, arrived in New York, NY in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lowen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Michael Lowen, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833
  • Abraham Lowen, who arrived in Manitoba in 1874
  • Cornelius Lowen, who arrived in Manitoba in 1874
  • Isaac Lowen, who landed in Manitoba in 1874
  • Jacob Lowen, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lowen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Lowen, English convict from Hertfordshire, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lowen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lowen (post 1700)



  • William Lowen, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1881

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834

Other References

  1. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  2. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  5. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
  10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  11. ...

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