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Lowry Family History

Lowry Name Meaning

Irish: from Ó Labhradha see Lavery and compare McClory . Scottish and English: variant of Laury or Lawrie . The surname Lowry (in any of the two possible senses; see also 1 above) is also established among the Tuscarora and Lumbee Native American tribes of NC. Compare Lowery .

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

Similar surnames: Lowery, Lory, Lowrey, Lawry, Lowary, Lowrie, Low, Mowry, Larry, Laury

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Where is the Lowry family from?

You can see how Lowry families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lowry family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lowry families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 76 Lowry families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 17% of all the recorded Lowry's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Lowry families in 1840.
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What did your Lowry ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lowry. 15% of Lowry men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Lowry women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lowry were Truck Driver 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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Lowry. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 34,000 military records available for the last name Lowry. For the veterans among your Lowry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lowry lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Lowry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Lowry in 1944 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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