The annals of Scottish history reveal that Lowsk was first used as a name by ancestors of the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland
. The Lowsk family lived in the old lands of Leask, which were in the parish of Slains in Aberdeen; this place is now called Pitlurg. The surname Lowsk belongs to the category of habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Lowsk family
The surname Lowsk was first found in Aberdeenshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland
, where they held a family seat
. William de Laskereske was listed on the Ragman Rolls and rendered homage to King Edward I
in 1296. Following this early entry, William of Lask, dominus ejusdem, was granted a yearly gift of a pound of wax, from his land of Logy iuxta Elone, to the church of St. Mary of Ellon in 1380. A relative of his, Thomas de Lask or Laysk was a baillie (equivalent to a court bailiff) in the barony of Fyndon in 1390 and in 1391, he witnessed a charter by the Earl of Orkney
, Henry St. Clair. CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Early History of the Lowsk family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lowsk research.Another 643 words (46 lines of text) covering the years 1405, 1413, 1445, 1438, 1461, 1963, 1968, 1438 and 1445 are included under the topic Early Lowsk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lowsk Spelling Variations
Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred
years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations
are common among Scottish names. Lowsk has been spelled Leask, Laysk, Laisk, Lask, Lowsk, Lowask and others.
Early Notables of the Lowsk family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lowsk family to the New World and Oceana
In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence
. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan
societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Lowsk: Theresa Lask who settled in Texas in 1845; Magda Laske settled in Texas in 1860; Susanne Lask settled in Texas in 1860.
The Lowsk Motto
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: Virtute cresco
Motto Translation: I grow by virtue.