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Lowndes is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Lowndes family lived near a grove deriving its origin from the Old English word lundr, which means grove.

Lowndes Early Origins



The surname Lowndes was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Lowndes Spelling Variations


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Lowndes Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Lowndes, Lownde, Lownd, Lownes and others.

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Lowndes Early History


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Lowndes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lowndes research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lowndes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lowndes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lowndes Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Lowndes 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Lowndes or a variant listed above were:

Lowndes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christopher Lowndes, who arrived in Maryland in 1738 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Lowndes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Lowndes, who landed in America in 1805 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Thomas Lowndes, who settled in New York in 1822

Lowndes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Lowndes, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1848 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE - 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Constance.htm

Lowndes Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Lewis Lowndes, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Birman
  • Lewis Lowndes, aged 28, a carpenter, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • Mary Ann Lowndes, aged 25, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • Thomas John Lowndes, who landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1844
  • Charles Lowndes, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Balaklava" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lowndes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lowndes (post 1700)



  • Robert Augustine Ward "Doc" Lowndes (1916-1998), American science fiction author and editor
  • Lloyrd Lowndes Jr. (1845-1905), the 43th Governor of Maryland
  • William Thomas Lowndes (1798-1843), English bibliographer
  • Thomas Lowndes (1692-1748), founder of the Lowndean professorship of astronomy at Cambridge University, England
  • Marie Adelaide Lowndes (1868-1947), English novelist
  • Jessica Lowndes (b. 1988), Canadian actress
  • Craig Lowndes (b. 1974), Australian motor racing driver

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  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE - 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Constance.htm

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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The Lowndes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lowndes 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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