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Lowther Family History

Lowther Name Meaning
English: habitational name from a place in Cumbria, so called from the river on which it stands. The place name is of obscure etymology, perhaps of ancient Welsh origin (compare Lauder), or from Old Norse lauðr ‘froth’, ‘foam’ + á ‘river’.

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

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Name Distribution of Lowther Families

  • Number of Lowther families
     37 - 71
     13 - 36
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Lowther families
     263 - 523
     88 - 262
     1 - 87
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Lowther families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Lowther Family Origin

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Lowther Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Lowther

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Lowther Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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