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Lowes Name Meaning

English:: patronymic from Low 3 and topographic name from the plural of Middle English lowe ‘mound hill’ (see Low ).

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

Similar surnames: Howes, Lodes, Lower, Lowe, Bowes, Lowen, Lawes, Lopes, Lownes, Blower

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Where is the Lowes family from?

You can see how Lowes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lowes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lowes families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Lowes family living in Georgia. This was about 14% of all the recorded Lowes's in USA. Georgia and 6 other states had the highest population of Lowes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lowes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lowes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lowes. 18% of Lowes men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Lowes women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lowes were Truck Driver and Secretary. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Seamstress
  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Lowes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lowes 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Lowes. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Lowes. For the veterans among your Lowes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lowes lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Lowes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Lowes in 1960 was 57, and 78 in 2004.

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