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Lown Name Meaning

English:: variant of Lond from Middle English launde ‘glade’ or from one of the placenames derived from it such as Laund (of which there are examples in Yorkshire Lancashire and Leicestershire) or from the abbey of this name in Leicestershire. Compare Lon . possibly a variant of English Lund which is either a topographic name from Old Norse lundr ‘grove’ or a habitational name from a place called with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Down, Low, Bow, Rowe, Loud, Born, Lohn, Lowy, Mohn, Loo

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Where is the Lown family from?

You can see how Lown families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lown family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lown families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 136 Lown families living in London. This was about 25% of all the recorded Lown's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Lown families in 1891.
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What did your Lown 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 Lown. 18% of Lown men worked as a General Labourer and 77% of Lown women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lown were Farm Carter and Housewife. .

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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
    18%
  • Fisherman
    18%
  • Builders Labourer
    14%
  • Farm Carter
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    77%
  • Domestic Servant
    5%
  • Invalid
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Lown. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lown 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lown. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Lown. For the veterans among your Lown ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lown lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Lown life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Lown in 1955 was 57, and 82 in 2004.

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