The German family name Lowenburg is derived from the combination of two element: "lowen" or "löwe," meaning "lion," and "berg," meaning "hill" or "mountain." There are several towns by this name in Germany
, located in Silesia
, Württemberg, and in Brandenburg. It is most likely that several families independently assumed this name during the Middle Ages, when the German speaking peoples began using surnames with more and more frequency. Some no doubt took the name of where they were from; perhaps others had already been known by Lowenburg as a nick-name.
Early Origins of the Lowenburg family
The surname Lowenburg was first found in Bohemia and the Rhineland
. There was a Loew family that was one of the oldest and most respected families of the Rhineland. Chronicles mention them as early as 1265, though the first individual known was the knight Erwin Loew around 1300. Another early recorded instance of this name is of a Cuonrad Leuwenberg in Oberjesingen, near Herrenberg in the fourteenth century.
Early History of the Lowenburg family
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Lowenburg Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lowenberg, Lowenburg, Loewenberg, Löwenberg and others.
Early Notables of the Lowenburg family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lowenburg family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christina Lowenberg, who arrived in New England
Year in 1774 from the Northern Palatinate with her daughter and four sons, Maria Margarete Lowenberg, who came to Canada in 1759.
Contemporary Notables of the name Lowenburg (post 1700)
- D. Lowenburg, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1876 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html