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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

Lowndes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Lowndes, who landed in America in 1805
  • Thomas Lowndes settled in New York in 1822

Lowndes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Lowndes arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1848

Lowndes Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

    1. 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).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    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.

    This page was last modified on 17 March 2016 at 13:34.

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