Location: Anderson County, Tennessee
Surnames/tags: Lowe Low Lau
How to Participate
Calling All Lowe's, Low's Lau'sTo join the effort, please add the following above the Biography line in your Lowe profiles:
Please contact the Study's coordinator Nancy Lowe Sitzlar or [[Lowe-6149| or post a comment at the foot of the page. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!
This is a One-Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.
The Lowe Name - The Lowe Name Has a few variants, Lowe, Lau, Low, Lough, Loewe, Loweh, and Loe.
We are looking for male Lowe descendants to do DNA testing
https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/lowe/about and from each Lowe male that takes this DNA test must have a Lowe father, grandfather, great grandfather back to the oldest known Lowe great grandfather. We also would like to include Lowes from other worldwide sites. We are recommending that if you join this Lowe DNA project that you order the 37 or 67 marker test. This test will identify markers that can be compared and matched to other men to find close Lowe cousins, All men's DNA results will be posted by test kit number at our website above and the results will be correlated and matched by myself with the help of FTDNA. If you have questions about this project, please contact me at this email address below:
'''''[[Reference]]''''''' ]History of the Lau Family, 1732 to 1799, as read at Wolfe's Church, July 24th Bill Bailey, Coordinator Lowe project, San Antonio, Texas, 78258 Email: email@example.com
What kind of name is Lowe
English, Dutch, Germanic, Norman French or even Scottish in origin This ancient surname can be confusingly English, Dutch, Germanic, Norman French or even Scottish in origin. It sometimes has identical spellings in different countries, but quite different meanings! If English it is usually spelled Low or Lowe, and derives from the pre-7th-century word 'hlaw, meaning a prominent small hill, a barrow or burial mound, and hence somebody who lived by such a place. The Lowe family lived in Worcestershire. The earliest instances of the name in England appear for the most part to be of local origin; that is, derived from the name of the place where an original bearer lived or where he once held land, the place in this instance being a hlaw, the Old English word for a hill. Early Origins of the Lowe family.
Early Origins of the Lowe family
The surname Lowe was first found in Bohemia, where the Lowe family became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the family became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. One of the earliest recorded Bohemian bearers of the name was Hensel Lebel, who lived in Budweis in 1387.
Early Notables of the Lowe family (pre-1700)
During this early period, notable bearers of the name Lowe included Leon Loewe von Rozmital (around 1465) whose famous descriptions of the Holy Land through which he traveled were translated into many languages, his daughter became the Queen of Bohemia; Hans Leu, The Elder.
However, in all countries it may be a medieval nickname, derived from the Old Norse word 'lagr, meaning low or short, and hence probably given to a tall person! The Norman French word 'lou', meaning wolf is also a possibility as a nickname in all countries. If so it described a ferocious individual, or again probably the reverse. In countries whose language is primarily German-based the surname is recorded in many forms including Low, Lowe, Leeb (Germany), Lob and Lobe (Alsace), Leue, Leeuw, Leeuwink, Leeuwerink, Louw (Dutch), Lev (Czech) and others. Here it may derive from the pre-medieval word 'lewo' meaning a lion, and hence was a name given to a brave or regal person. This explanation may have some connection with the Ashkenasic word 'leyb' and the lion of Judah.
Lastly, the name can be Scottish in origin, and a short form of the male given name Lawrence. The first recorded spelling of the family name anywhere in the world may be that of John le Lu. This was dated 1207, in the Pipe Rolls of the county of Gloucestershire, during the reign of King John of England, 1199 - 1216. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling. include Low, Lowes, and Lowis. This name is of Anglo-Saxon descent spreading to the Celtic countries of Ireland, Scotland and Wales in early times and is found in many medieval manuscripts throughout these countries.
The distinguished surname Lowe is derived from the Middle High German "lewe," meaning "lion. Luh-veh is actually the correct German pronunciation. The umlaut (the two little dots on top of the O) means its actually written Loewe. Ws are pronounced like Vs in German so Luh-veh is the correct pronunciation.
In countries whose language is primarily German-based the surname is recorded in many forms including Low, Lowe, Leeb (Germany), Lob and Lobe (Alsace), Leue, Leeuw, Leeuwink, Leeuwerink, Louw (Dutch), Lev (Czech) and others. Here it may derive from the pre-medieval word 'lewo' meaning a lion, and hence was a name given to a brave or regal person. This explanation may have some connection with the Ashkenasic word 'leyb' and the lion of Judah.
Lowe migration to the United States
Lowe Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Jan Bastiansen Lowe, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1620-1664 
Jon Lowe, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 
Dorothy Lowe, who settled in Boston in 1635
Dorothie Lowe, aged 13, who landed in America in 1635 
Tho Lowe, who landed in Virginia in 1636 
Lowe Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Clemans Lowe, who landed in Virginia in 1701-1702 
Abraham Lowe, who landed in Maryland in 1716 
Henry, Lowe Sr., who landed in Maryland in 1731 
Freiderich Lowe, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 
Johannes Lowe, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 
John Lowe, Elizabeth City, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States in 1722 
Lowe Settlers in the 19th Century
Elizabeth Lowe, aged 28, who landed in America in 1810 
John Lowe, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1820 
George S E Lowe, who arrived in New York, NY in 1826 
Hugh Lowe, who landed in Maryland in 1828 
F Lowe, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 
Lowe migration to Canada
Lowe Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
John Lowe, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749 Mr. John Lowe U.E. who settled in Sissiboo, Nova Scotia c. 1784 listed on the Muster Roll at Gulliver's Hole, St. Mary's Bay and Sissiboo  Mr. William Lowe U.E. who settled in Sissiboo, Nova Scotia c. 1784 listed on the Muster Roll at Gulliver's Hole, St. Mary's Bay and Sissiboo 
Lowe Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Richard Lowe, who landed in Canada in 1841
Mrs. Ann Lowe, aged 65 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "John Jardine" departing 4th June 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 16th July 1847 but she died on board 
Mr. Lawrence Lowe, aged 28 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Larch" departing 11th July 1847 from Sligo, Ireland; the ship arrived on 20th August 1847 but he died on board 
Mrs. Mary Lowe, aged 29 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Larch" departing 11th July 1847 from Sligo, Ireland; the ship arrived on 20th August 1847 but she died on board 
Lowe migration to Australia
Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Lowe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
George Angell Lowe, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia  John Lowe, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Alice Brooks" in 1839 
James Lowe, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1839 
Mary Lowe, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1839 
Lucy Lowe, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1846 
Lowe migration to New Zealand
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six-month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life.
Early immigrants include
Lowe Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
A G Lowe, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship "Bolton"
Griffiths Lowe, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
Richard Godfrey Lowe, aged 29, a doctor, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
Griffith Lowe, aged 36, a farm laborer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
Ann Lowe, aged 35, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
Lowe Settlers in New Zealand in the 20th Century
Robert Lowe, aged 32, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Waimana" in 1926
Contemporary Notables of the name Lowe (post-1700)
Alex Lowe (1958-1999), American mountaineer; he died in an avalanche in Tibet
Richard B. Lowe III, American politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District; Elected 2002 
Robert Hepler "Rob" Lowe (b. 1964), American six-time Golden Globe-nominated, two-time Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actor
James Mundell Lowe (1922-2017), American jazz guitarist
William W. Lowe, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Long Beach, California, 1885-87 
William J. Lowe, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1924, 1932; Utah Republican State Chair, 1931 
William Manning Lowe (1842-1882), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1868; Member of Alabama State House of Representatives, 1870 
William Lowe, American politician, Delegate to Indiana State Constitutional Convention, 1816 
William Lowe, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1996 
W. J. Lowe, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1944 .
Historic Events for the Lowe family
Miss Florence Audrey Lowe (1907-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion 
Harold Lowe (1882-1944), English fifth officer on the RMS Titanic who survived the sinking 
The Lau/Lowe Voyage on the ship the Pink "John and William"
They made their way to Rotterdam, Holland, over five months earlier, in the spring. Sometime in May, the "John and William" departed Rotterdam and sailed, to Dover, England. Then around June 20th, it began the transatlantic crossing, which turned into 17 grueling weeks at sea, before the survivors set foot in America. But Rotterdam and the deadly voyage to America had not been the beginning of their sojourn. The majority of the refugees were Protestant and descended from Germanic families in Switzerland, the German-Swiss. They had originally relocated to the Palatinate also known as German Pfalz. The Pfalz had historically been the lands of Count Palatine and they lie largely in Southwestern Germany. The area occupies more than a quarter of the contemporary German-federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. There was mutiny abroad the ship and suffering that was unbearable. To read more about their journey click on these links. http://www.belizebreeze.com/bushongunited/voyage.html, http://www.belizebreeze.com/bushongunited/voyage2.html.
History of the Palatine Immigration to Pennsylvania
At different periods, various causes and diverse motives induced Germans to abandon their Vaterland. Since 1606, millions have left their homes, the dearest spots on earth, whither the heart always turns. Religious persecution, political oppression drove thousands to Pennsylvania - to the asylum from the harassed and depressed sons and daughters of the relics of the Reformation, whither William Penn himself invited the persecuted of every creed and religious opinion.
From 1682 to 1776, Pennsylvania was the central point of emigration from Germany, France, and Switzerland. Penn's liberal views, and illiberal course of the government of New York toward the Germans, induced many to come to this Province.
The period from 1702 - 1727 marks an era in the early German emigration. Between forty and fifty thousand left their native country "their hearths where soft affections dwell." The unparalleled ravages and desolations by the troops of Louis XIV under Turenne were the stern prelude to bloody persecutions. To escape the dreadful sufferings awaiting them, German and other Protestants emigrated to the English colonies in America.
In 1705, a number of German Reformed residing between Wolfenbuttel and Halberstadt fled to Neuwied, a town of Rhenish Prussia, where they remained some time, and then went to Holland - there embarked, in 1707, for New York. Their frail ship was, by reason of adverse winds, carried into the Delaware Bay. Determined, however, to reach the place for which they were destined - to have a home among the Dutch, they took the overland route from Philadelphia to New York. On entering the fertile, charming valley in New Jersey, which is drained by the meandering Musconctcong, the Passaic and their tributaries, and having reached a goodly land, they resolve to remain in what is now known as the German Valley of Morrison county. From this point, the Germans have spread into Somerset, Bergan, and Essex counties.
At Elizabethtown, where the first English settlement was made in New Jersey, 1664, there were many Germans prior to 1730. There was also a German settlement at a place known as Hall Mill, which is some thirty miles from Philadelphia. For more information on the Palentine Migration please visit the following site written by Daniel Rupp, 1876 https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Palatine_Immigration_to_Pennsylvania
Last name: Lowe reference
1. Lowe Spelling Variations https://www.houseofnames.com/lowe-family-crest/German 2. What kind of name is Lowe https://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Lowe#ixzz6AsfkGOF5 3. Last name: Lowe Copyright: Name Origin Research 1980 - 2017 https://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Lowe#ixzz6AsfkGOF5 4. Lowe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms https://www.houseofnames.com/lowe-family-crest/German 5. Early Origins of the Lowe family https://www.houseofnames.com/lowe-family-crest/German
==Descendants of the Lowe family 1st Generation through 11th Generation==
"== Anderson County Tennessee Genealogy & History'==" https://tngenweb.org/andersoncounty/2011/09/new-river-settlers/?fbclid=IwAR3_d_MJubJouX7Khz3_UMolqmMTwsYPFkbzZR4sUNr48JLple6-p8cWUGk The early settlers of the Tenth district, called “New River” are about gone. The Bunch, Daugherty, Patterson, Byrge, Phillips, Asher, West and Lowe families are gone to a world unknown to us.
==Cemetery Locations Where Lowe's are buried== 1. http://www.scott-county-tn.com/DeathRecords/displaycem.php?cem_id=321
2. Anderson Memorial Gardens and Chapel Mausoleum Dossett, Anderson County, Tennessee, USA
3. Patterson Cemetery in Devonia, TN off New River Highway
4. Devonia, TN on Lowe Mountain in New River area
1^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index: a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) 2^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X 3^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 84) 4^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826 5^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ALICE BROOKS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839AliceBrooks.gif 6^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Hooghly.htm 7^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Hooghly.htm 8^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html 9^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance 10^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html Lowe (German) 11..http://www.belizebreeze.com/bushongunited/voyage.html 12.http://www.belizebreeze.com/bushongunited/voyage2.html 13.https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Palatine_Immigration_to_Pennsylvania Printed as originally written in 1876. Source: A Collection of upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and other Immigrants in Pennsylvania From 1727 to 1776; Prof. I. Daniel Rupp, Second Revised Edition, 1876, Philadelphia. 14.Lau, Michael W. The descendants of Christian Lau. Mennonite Family History (1991), page 2.
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It is good to hear from you we have tried to include all the areas the Lowe's are from. Have you done your DNA maybe we can compare notes. Email me and lets compare notes. Thanks, Nancy
Just found this great page - thanks for your efforts with this! My gg grandma was Mary Lowe from Northampton: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lowe-6759
Can I just comment on this:
"The Lowe family lived in Worcestershire"
The distribution from the 1800s English census suggest that the surname originated in Lancashire/Cheshire/Staffordshire, in the Northwest England, rather than Worcestershire in the west:
The oldest Lowe on wikitree (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lowe-10973) was also from Staffordshire.
edited by Ros Haywood