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Where did the Scottish Lowry family come from? What is the Scottish Lowry family crest and coat of arms? When did the Lowry family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lowry family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Lawrie, Laurie, Larrie, Larry, Laurie, Laury, Lawry, Lowrie and many more.
First found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lowry research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1687, 1683, 1686, 1677, 1671, 1677, 1669, 1640 and 1653 are included under the topic Early Lowry History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 115 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lowry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Lowry family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lowry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Wm Lowry, who landed in Virginia in 1696
Lowry Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Martin Lowry, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746
- Edward Lowry settled in New England in 1747
- Joseph Lowry, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772
- Daniel Lowry, who landed in America in 1795
- William Lowry, who arrived in America in 1795
Lowry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Will Lowry, aged 29, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803
- Jane Lowry, aged 18, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1804
- Andrew Lowry, who arrived in America in 1807
- Edward B Lowry, who landed in Maryland in 1811
- John Lowry, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1820
Lowry Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Philip Lowry, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
- Mary Lowry, aged 27, arrived in Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia in 1775
Lowry Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Honora Lowry, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1833
- Jane Lowry, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1833 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo
- Ellen Lowry, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1833 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo
- Eliza Lowry, aged 13, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1833 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo
- John Lowry, aged 11, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1833 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo
Lowry Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Samuel Lowry arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Simlah" in 1849
- Mary Lowry, aged 35, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"
- Margaret Lowry, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "South Sea"
- Ellen Lowry, aged 23, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
- Mary Lowry, aged 29, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
Lowry Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Andrew Lowry, aged 18, a farm labourer, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1875
- Kyle Lowry (b. 1986), American professional NBA basketball player with the Toronto Raptors
- Noah Ryan Lowry (b. 1980), American former Major League Baseball pitcher
- Francis Lowry, the only Colorado pilot killed in WWI combat, eponym of Lowry Field and Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Lieutenant-General Sumter de Leon Jr. Lowry (1893-1985), American Assistant Commandant Infantry Replacement Training Center Camp Livingston (1945)
- James Lowry Jr. (1820-1876), American politician, Mayor of Pittsburgh (1864 to 1866)
- Michael Edward Lowry (b. 1939), American Democratic politician, who was the governor of Washington from 1993-1997
- Lois Lowry (b. 1937), American author of children's literature who has been awarded the Newbery Medal twice
- Tommy Lowry (1945-2015), English professional footballer who played as a defender from 1964 to 1977
- Mr. Frederick William Lowry (1918-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Wilston, Queensland, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking
- Brendan Lowry (b. 1959), Irish former Gaelic footballer, father of Shane Lowry
- The Lawry (also Lowry) Family of Friendship, Maine by A.E. Sutton.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto Translation: It buds afresh.
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The Lowry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lowry 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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