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Lower Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): occupational name denoting a servant who carried the ewer to guests at table so that they could wash their hands, Anglo-Norman French and Middle English ewerer (related to ewere ‘jug’), with the French definite article l’. Cornish: variant of Flower 4.

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

Similar surnames: Flower, Power, Gower, Bower, Tower, Clower, Mower, Dower, Blower

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Lower Family Origin

Where is the Lower family from?

Lower Family Occupations

What did your Lower ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Basket Maker and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lower. A less common occupation for the Lower family was Fisherman. The most common Lower occupation in the UK was Labourer. 3% of Lower's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

  • Basket Maker

  • Carpenter

  • Fisherman


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

Lower Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 76,000 census records available for the last name Lower. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lower 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Lower. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Lower. For the veterans among your Lower ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lower Life Expectancy

What is the average Lower lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Lower life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Lower in 1940 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lower 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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