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Early Origins of the Lowth family

The surname Lowth was first found in Lincolnshire at Louth, a market-town and parish. The ancient Latin name of this town was Luda, from its vicinity to the Lud, a small stream formed by the junction of two rivulets. [1] By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, the parish was known as Lude, [2] and literally meant "Hlude, the loud one, the noisy stream." [3] The first record of the name was William of Louth (died 1298), a medieval Bishop of Ely. It is generally believed that he was born in Louth, but his lineage in unknown. After the coronation of King Edward I of England, the king appointed him cofferer of the wardrobe, on 18 October 1274. He was elected to the see of Ely on 12 May 1290 and consecrated on 1 October 1290. He was buried in Ely Cathedral. William of Louth's seal, is now kept in the British Museum.

Early History of the Lowth family

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Lowth Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Louth, Lowth, Lowthe, Louthe, Loutt, Loude, Lude, Loud, Lowde, Lud, Lyde, Loudham and many more.

Early Notables of the Lowth family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Lowth family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jno Louth, who arrived in Virginia in 1690; Thomas Louth, who settled in Indiana in 1818; Edward Louth, who arrived in Vermont in 1826; James Louth, who arrived in Vermont in 1828.

Contemporary Notables of the name Lowth (post 1700) +

  • Robert Lowth (1710-1787), English prelate

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) on Facebook