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Lowndes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the Lowndes family


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.

Early History of the Lowndes family


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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.

Early Notables of the Lowndes family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Lowndes family to the New World and Oceana


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

Contemporary Notables of the name Lowndes (post 1700)


  • Lloyrd Lowndes Jr. (1845-1905), American politician, 43th Governor of Maryland
  • Robert Augustine Ward "Doc" Lowndes (1916-1998), American science fiction author and editor
  • 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
  • Henry Lowndes Muldrow (1837-1905), American Democrat politician, Member of Mississippi State House of Representatives (1875-1876), U.S. Representative from Mississippi 1st District (1877-1885), First Assistant United States Secretary of the Interior (1885-1889) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John Lowndes McLaurin (1860-1934), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from South Carolina 6th District, 1892-97; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1897-1903
  • John Lowndes McLaurin (1860-1934), United States Representative and Senator from South Carolina (1897-1903)

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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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE - 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Constance.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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