Lowder Family History

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Lowder Name Meaning

Scottish, northern Irish, and northern English: variant of Lauder. Americanized spelling of German Lauter.

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

Similar surnames: Lawder, Lowden, Sowder, Gowder, Louder, Loader, Dowdey, Clower

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Lowder Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lowder name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lowder. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Lowder Family Origin

Where is the Lowder family from?

Lowder Family Occupations

What did your Lowder ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Lowder occupation in Canada was Fisherman. 33% of Lowder's were Fishermans. Fisherman, Brick Layer and Farm Laborer & Woodchopper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lowder. A less common occupation for the Lowder family was Farmer.

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  • Fisherman

  • Brick Layer

  • Farm Laborer & Woodchopper

  • Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lowder ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lowder Historical Records

What Lowder family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Lowder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lowder census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lowder. 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 Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Lowder. For the veterans among your Lowder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lowder Life Expectancy

What is the average Lowder lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Lowder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Lowder in 1941 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lowder

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lowder ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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