Lowe Family History

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Lowe Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant spelling of Low. German (Löwe): see Loewe. Jewish (Ashkenazic; Löwe): ornamental name from German Löwe ‘lion’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): Germanized form of Levy.

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

Similar surnames: Loewe, Lowy, Lowen, Low, Howe, Lobe, Rowe, Love, Lose, Dowe

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Lowe Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lowe name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lowe. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Lowe Family Origin

Where is the Lowe family from?

Lowe Family Occupations

What did your Lowe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Lowe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Lowe's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lowe family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lowe.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lowe ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lowe Historical Records

What Lowe family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 702,000 census records available for the last name Lowe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lowe census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 71,000 immigration records available for the last name Lowe. 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 Card

There are 103,000 military records available for the last name Lowe. For the veterans among your Lowe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lowe Life Expectancy

What is the average Lowe lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Lowe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lowe in 1940 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lowe ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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