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Lowenthal Name Meaning

German (Löwenthal): habitational name from any of various places called Löwenthal. Jewish (Ashkenazic) and Swedish (Löwenthal): ornamental name composed of German Löwe ‘lion’ + T(h)al ‘valley’; in some cases the Jewish name would have been an ornamental elaboration associated with the personal name Levy or with personal names meaning ‘lion’.

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

Similar surnames: Lowenberg, Lowenstein, Rosenthal, Lilienthal, Loewenthal, Schoenthal

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Where is the Lowenthal family from?

You can see how Lowenthal families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lowenthal family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Lowenthal families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 112 Lowenthal families living in New York. This was about 38% of all the recorded Lowenthal's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Lowenthal families in 1880.
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What did your Lowenthal ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lowenthal. 32% of Lowenthal men worked as a Salesman and 12% of Lowenthal women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lowenthal were Proprietor 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

  • Salesman
  • Manager
  • Clerk
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Lowenthal. For the veterans among your Lowenthal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lowenthal lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Lowenthal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Lowenthal in 1945 was 49, and 83 in 2004.

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