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Lowry Name Meaning

Northern English, Scottish, and Irish: from a pet form of Lawrence.

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


Similar surnames: Lowery, Lory, Lowrey, Lawry, Lowary, Lowrie, Low, Mowry, Larry, Laury

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Where is the Lowry family from?

You can see how Lowry families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lowry family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lowry families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 219 Lowry families living in Ontario. This was about 74% of all the recorded Lowry's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Lowry families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lowry surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lowry ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Lowry. 35% of Lowry men worked as a Farmer and 21% of Lowry women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lowry were Laborer and Cashier.

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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
    35%
  • Labourer
    6%
  • Carpenter
    5%
  • Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
    21%
  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Servant
    11%
  • Cashier
    11%
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Census Records

There are 159,000 census records available for the last name Lowry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lowry 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Lowry. 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 34,000 military records available for the last name Lowry. For the veterans among your Lowry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lowry lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Lowry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Lowry in 1944 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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