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When the ancestors of the Lownds family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived near a grove deriving its origin from the Old English word lundr, which means grove.

Lownds Early Origins



The surname Lownds 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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Lownds Spelling Variations


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Lownds Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Lownds has been recorded under many different variations, including Lowndes, Lownde, Lownd, Lownes and others.

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Lownds Early History


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Lownds Early History



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

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Lownds Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lownds Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Lowndss were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Lownds Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Lownds, who landed in Virginia in 1654
  • Jane Lownds, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682

Lownds Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Lownds, aged 20, arrived in Virginia in 1813
  • Kath Lownds, who landed in New York in 1841

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Lownds Historic Events


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Lownds Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. John Lownds (b. 1921), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Nantwich, Cheshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

    The Lownds Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lownds 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 12 March 2014 at 14:23.

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