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Lowe Family History

Lowe Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant spelling of Low. German (Löwe): see Loewe. Jewish (Ashkenazic; Löwe): ornamental name from German Löwe ‘lion’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): Germanized form of Levy.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Loewe, Lowy, Lowen, Low, Howe, Lobe, Rowe, Love, Lose, Dowe

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Where is the Lowe family from?

You can see how Lowe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lowe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lowe families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 6,284 Lowe families living in Lancashire. This was about 28% of all the recorded Lowe's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Lowe families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lowe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lowe ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Lowe. 7% of Lowe men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Lowe women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lowe were Colliery Hewer and Incapacitated. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    7%
  • Builders Labourer
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
  • Colliery Hewer
    2%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    67%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Census Records

There are 702,000 census records available for the last name Lowe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lowe census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 71,000 immigration records available for the last name Lowe. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 103,000 military records available for the last name Lowe. For the veterans among your Lowe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lowe lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Lowe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lowe in 1940 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

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