Lowthorp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lowthorp family

The surname Lowthorp was first found in Yorkshire where conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Lowthorpe, held by Beverley from the Archbishop of York who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

Lowthorpe, now a parish in the union of Driffield, wapentake of Dickering, East Riding of Yorkshire. "The village, which is small, is to the south of the road from Driffield to Bridlington. " [1]

Literally the place name means "outlying farmstead or hamlet of a man called Logi," from the Viking personal name + "thorpe." [2]

Early History of the Lowthorp family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lowthorp research. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1161, 1584, 1653, 1584, 1601, 1605, 1609, 1623, 1632, 1634, 1740, 1816, 1790 and 1813 are included under the topic Early Lowthorp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lowthorp Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lathrop, Lathropp, Lowthrop, Lowthorpe, Lowethrop, Lowthrup, Lathrup, Lowthrope, Lawthrope, Leythorp, Leythropp and many more.

Early Notables of the Lowthorp family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Lothropp (1584-1653), sometimes spelled Lothrop or Lathrop, an English Anglican clergyman, who became a Congregationalist minister and emigrant to New England. Born in Elton in the East Riding of Yorkshire, he was baptised on 20 December 1584. He attended Queens' College, Cambridge, where he matriculated in 1601, graduated with a BA in 1605, and with an MA in 1609. He was ordained in the Church of England and appointed curate of a local parish in Egerton, Kent. But in 1623 he renounced his orders and joined the cause of the Independents. Following...
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New Zealand Lowthorp migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Lowthorp Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • E. Lowthorp, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1871


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


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