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Lowy Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic; Löwy): Germanized form of Levy . Swiss German (Löwy): variant of Löwe ‘lion’ (see Lowe ). Compare Loewy .

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

Similar surnames: Lowe, Loy, Loewy, Lory, Lewy, Low, Lown, Lose, Mory, Goy

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Where is the Lowy family from?

You can see how Lowy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lowy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lowy families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 32 Lowy families living in London. This was about 36% of all the recorded Lowy's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Lowy families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lowy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lowy ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Private Means and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Lowy. 50% of Lowy men worked as a Private Means and 49% of Lowy women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lowy were Refugee 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

  • Private Means
  • Refugee

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Domestic
  • Private Means
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Lowy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lowy 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Lowy. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Lowy. For the veterans among your Lowy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lowy lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Lowy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Lowy in 1955 was 54, and 77 in 2004.

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