The English surname Lowe, also found in Ireland and Scotland, is a topographic name for someone who lived near a tumulus, mound or hill, derived from the Middle English term lowe, from the Old English term hlaw. The first written reference to the name is in 1207 when John le Luis recorded in the Pipe Rolls of the county of Gloucestershire. A notable bearer of the name was the British politician from the early 20th Century, Sir Francis Lowe, 1st Baronet. The name is first recorded in the United States in New York in 1620 with a record of Jan Lowe arriving from Europe.
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