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Lowen Name Meaning

English: variant of Lewin 1 or Loving German (Löwen): variant of Löwe ‘lion’ (see Lowe ). Compare Loewen . Swedish (Löwen Löwén): presumably derived from German Löwe (see Lowe ) or Löwen (see 2 above) although the Swedish forms could equally be ornamental names from löv ‘leaf’ (see Loven ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Lowe, Loewe, Loren, Loden, Loven, Lower, Nolen, Cowden, Lown, Flower

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Where is the Lowen family from?

You can see how Lowen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lowen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lowen families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 118 Lowen families living in London. This was about 37% of all the recorded Lowen's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Lowen families in 1891.
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What did your Lowen 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 Lowen. 40% of Lowen men worked as a General Labourer and 81% of Lowen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lowen were Builders Labourer Heavy Worker and Private Means. .

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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
    40%
  • Bricklayer
    34%
  • Bank Clerk
    14%
  • Builders Labourer Heavy Worker
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    81%
  • Household Duties (unpaid)
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Private Means
    3%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Lowen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lowen 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Lowen. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Lowen. For the veterans among your Lowen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lowen lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Lowen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Lowen in 1954 was 37, and 79 in 2004.

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