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Lowden Name Meaning

English (chiefly County Durham) and Scottish: variant spelling of Louden.

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

Similar surnames: Louden, Lowder, Dowden, Lorden, Sowden, Bowden, Howden, Cowden

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Where is the Lowden family from?

You can see how Lowden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lowden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lowden families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 59 Lowden families living in Ontario. This was about 47% of all the recorded Lowden's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Lowden families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lowden surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lowden ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Lowden. 41% of Lowden men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Lowden women worked as a Domestic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lowden were Carpenter and Bookkeeper.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Cultivateur
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Domestic
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Lowden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lowden 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Lowden. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Lowden. For the veterans among your Lowden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lowden lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Lowden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Lowden in 1948 was 53, and 67 in 2004.

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