Lowell Family History

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Lowell Name Meaning

English: variant of Lovell, derived from Anglo-Norman French lou ‘wolf’ + the diminutive suffix -el.

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

Similar surnames: Lovell, Bowell, Lobell, Mowell, Rowell, Vowell, Nowell, Jowell

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Lowell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lowell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lowell. 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


  • France


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Lowell Family Origin

Where is the Lowell family from?

Lowell Family Occupations

What did your Lowell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Lowell family was Annuitant. The most common Lowell occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of Lowell's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Lime Burner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lowell.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Lime Burner

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant


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

Lowell Historical Records

What Lowell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 64,000 census records available for the last name Lowell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lowell 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Lowell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Lowell. For the veterans among your Lowell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lowell Life Expectancy

What is the average Lowell lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Lowell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Lowell in 1940 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lowell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lowell 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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