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Lowen Name Meaning

English: variant of Lewin 1 or Loving German (Löwen): variant of Löwe ‘lion’ (see Lowe ). Compare Loewen . Swedish (Löwen Löwén): presumably derived from German Löwe (see Lowe ) or Löwen (see 2 above) although the Swedish forms could equally be ornamental names from löv ‘leaf’ (see Loven ).

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


Similar surnames: Lowe, Loewe, Loren, Loden, Loven, Lower, Nolen, Cowden, Lown, Flower

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Where is the Lowen family from?

You can see how Lowen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lowen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lowen families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Lowen families living in Kentucky. This was about 43% of all the recorded Lowen's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Lowen families in 1840.
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What did your Lowen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lowen. 17% of Lowen men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Lowen women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lowen were Clerk and Maid. .

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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

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Maid
    9%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Lowen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lowen 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Lowen. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Lowen. For the veterans among your Lowen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lowen lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Lowen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Lowen in 1954 was 37, and 79 in 2004.

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