Lowman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Lowman is derived from the Middle English personal name Lefman.

Early Origins of the Lowman family

The surname Lowman was first found in Devon. where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates at Whitstone where they held a family seat.

Important Dates for the Lowman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lowman research. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1080, 1091, 1163, 1538, 1399, 1455, 1487, 1680 and 1752 are included under the topic Early Lowman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lowman Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Lowman has been spelled many different ways, including Lowman, Loman, Loweman, Lowham, Loweham and others.

Early Notables of the Lowman family (pre 1700)

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Lowman migration to the United States

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Lowmans to arrive in North America:

Lowman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Barnard Lowman, who arrived in Barbados in 1685
  • Mary Lowman, who settled in Virginia in 1690
Lowman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Lowman, who arrived in Virginia in 1705 [1]
  • Jerimiah Lowman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1727 [1]
  • Stephen Lowman, aged 31, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Steven Lowman, aged 31, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Jurigh Bernard Lowman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Lowman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Elizabeth Lowman, who settled in Philadelphia in 1804
  • Powell Lowman, aged 32, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807 [1]
  • Elizabeth Lowman, aged 35, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807 [1]
  • Cornelius Lowman, aged 33, who arrived in Louisiana in 1812 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lowman (post 1700)

  • Guy Somner Lowman Jr. (1909-1941), American linguist, Sterling Fellow at Yale University (1931-1933)
  • Paul D. Lowman (1931-2011), American NASA geophysicist in the Geodynamics Branch of the Laboratory for Terrestrial Physics at the Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Guerdon Elmer "G.E." Lowman (1897-1965), American Christian clergyman and international radio evangelist (1930 through 1965)
  • Rodney L. Lowman Ph.D. (b. 1949), American psychologist, academic administrator and entrepreneur, founding editor of The Psychologist-Manager Journal
  • Margaret D. Lowman Ph.D. (b. 1953), nicknamed "Canopy Meg," an American biologist, educator, ecologist, writer and explorer who specializes in canopy ecology, eponym of the 10739 Lowman (1988 JB1) main-belt asteroid
  • Seymour Lowman (1868-1940), American lawyer and politician, Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1925 to 1926
  • David Lowman (1921-1999), American National Security Agent responsible for the declassification of the Magic intercepts, an Allied cryptanalysis project during World War II
  • Guy Sumner Lowman (1877-1943), American former college athletics coach at several American universities
  • R. L. Lowman Jr., American Republican politician, Chair of Upshur County Republican Party, 1962-63 [2]
  • Harry S. Lowman, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1940; Chair of Carroll County Republican Party, 1950 [2]
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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