Lower Family History
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