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Lower Name Meaning

English: habitational name denoting residence by a (man-made) hill or mound from a derivative of Middle English low + -er a formation typical of Sussex and Surrey. It is sometimes suggested that it is a variant of Ewer with fused Old French definite article le but proof is lacking. See Low 1 and compare Lewer . English (Cornwall and Devon): perhaps an altered form of Lover . Americanized form of German Lauer . This name is found in PA.

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

Similar surnames: Flower, Power, Gower, Bower, Tower, Clower, Mower, Dower, Blower

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Where is the Lower family from?

You can see how Lower families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lower family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lower families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 48 Lower families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 35% of all the recorded Lower's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Lower families in 1840.
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What did your Lower ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lower. 19% of Lower men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Lower women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lower were Salesman and Clerk. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 76,000 census records available for the last name Lower. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lower 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Lower. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Lower. For the veterans among your Lower ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lower lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Lower life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Lower in 1940 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

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