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Lown Name Meaning

from the Middle English personal name Lovin, Old English Leofhun, composed of the elements leof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + hun ‘bear cub’. habitational name from the city of Louvain in Belgium (Dutch Leuven).

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

Similar surnames: Down, Low, Bow, Rowe, Loud, Born, Lohn, Lowy, Mohn, Loo

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Where is the Lown family from?

You can see how Lown families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lown family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lown families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 20 Lown families living in New York. This was about 69% of all the recorded Lown's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Lown families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lown surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lown ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lown. 20% of Lown men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Lown women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lown were Bookkeeper 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
  • Carpenter
  • Bookkeeper

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housework
  • Helper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Lown. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lown 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lown. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Lown. For the veterans among your Lown ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lown lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Lown life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Lown in 1955 was 57, and 82 in 2004.

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