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John Lowell

b. 1505 Clevedon, Avon England
m. Clevedon, Avon England
d. March 08, 1552/1553 Clevedon, Avon England


Unknown (Wake) Lowell


John Lowle of Walton in Gordano (b. 1527 Walton Gordano, England; d. 1552 Portbury, England)


The Lowell name is of Norman English origin, however it is unknown when the first descendent arrived in England from Normandy. There is speculation that the first Lowell came with William the Conqueror in 1066. This information is far from convincing however since 1. It came from the Battle Abbey Roll, which was written years after the actual conquest so its content is questioned. In the years following the conquest in 1066, there is speculation that families added their names to the list when it was written to gain power, although in reality they emmigrated from Normandy after the battle itself; and 2. The name appears as "Louell," which may be the same family given the Norman spelling or the fact that a "u" could have been mistaken for a "w" in their writing.





-Delmar R Lowell, The Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America from 1639 to 1899, (Rutland, VT: Tuttle Comapny, 1899).
-Battle Abbey Roll.