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The origin of the proud surname Lower 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 Lower is derived from the Middle High German "lewe," meaning "lion."

Lower Early Origins



The surname Lower was first found in Bohemia, where the Lower 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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Lower Spelling Variations


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Lower 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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Lower Early History


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Lower Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lower 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 Lower History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lower Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lower Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this early period, notable bearers of the name Lower 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 Lower 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:

Lower Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christianna Lower, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Elisabeth Lower, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Elizabeth Lower, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Andreas Lower, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Johannes Lower, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lower Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jonas Friedrich Lower, who arrived in America in 1836
  • John Lower, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • Martin Lower, aged 17, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Susanne Caroline Lower, who landed in America in 1857

Lower Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Frederick W. Lower, aged 24, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Cheapside"
  • F.W. Lower arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cheapside" in 1849
  • Matthew Lower, aged 64, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"
  • Alfred Lower, aged 25, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emigrant"
  • Matthew Lower, aged 23, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emigrant"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lower (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lower (post 1700)



  • Geoffrey Lower (b. 1963), American actor, best known for his role as Reverend Timothy Johnson on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
  • Cyrus B. Lower (1843-1924), American Private in the Union Army, Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the American Civil War
  • Robert Alison Lower (1844-1918), American Private in the Union Army, Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the American Civil War
  • William Barnes Lower, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1940
  • W. A. Lower, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1928
  • Richard Nathaniel Lower (1850-1933), American Republican politician, Banker; Member of Missouri State Senate 15th District, 1925-28
  • J. B. Lower, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1920, 1932
  • Frank B. Lower, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1940
  • Christian Lower (1740-1806), American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1783; Member of Pennsylvania State Senate, 1797; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1805-06
  • Bill Lower, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 2004
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    11. ...

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