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The name Lowney was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Lowney family lived near a grove deriving its origin from the Old English word lundr, which means grove.

Lowney Early Origins



The surname Lowney 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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Lowney Spelling Variations


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Lowney Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Lowndes, Lownde, Lownd, Lownes and others.

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Lowney Early History


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Lowney Early History



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

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Lowney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lowney Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Lowney 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



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Lowney or a variant listed above:

Lowney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Julia Lowney, aged 20, who landed in America from Castletown, in 1905
  • Lizzie Lowney, aged 19, who landed in America from Castletown, Ireland, in 1906
  • Kate Lowney, aged 40, who emigrated to America from Castleton Bre, Ireland, in 1907
  • Alice Lowney, aged 19, who emigrated to America from Castletown, Bere, Ireland, in 1908
  • Bessie Lowney, aged 22, who landed in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lowney Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Timothy Lowney, aged 40, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Reward" from Cork, Ireland
  • Timothy Lowney, aged 36, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Charlotte" from Cork, Ireland
  • Patrick Lowney, aged 40, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Charlotte" from Cork, Ireland
  • Hanna Lowney, aged 29, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Charlotte" from Cork, Ireland

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lowney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lowney (post 1700)



  • Paul Benjamin Lowney (1917-2007), American author and humorist in Seattle
  • Steven Garrett Lowney (b. 1979), American bronze medalist Greco-Roman wrestler at the 2000 Summer Olympics
  • De Clan Lowney (b. 1960), Irish television and film director

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    11. ...

    The Lowney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lowney 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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