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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.

Lowenburg Early Origins



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.

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Lowenburg Spelling Variations


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Lowenburg Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lowenberg, Lowenburg, Loewenberg, Löwenberg and others.

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Lowenburg Early History


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Lowenburg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lowenburg research. Another 339 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1465, 1706, 1733, 1799, 1628, 1703, 1796, 1869 and 1217 are included under the topic Early Lowenburg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lowenburg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lowenburg Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Lowenburg 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 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lowenburg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lowenburg (post 1700)



  • D. Lowenburg, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1876

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Lowenburg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lowenburg 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 15 January 2016 at 11:43.

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