When John Lowe was born in May 1708, in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, his father, John Lowe III, was 36 and his mother, Dorothy, was 33. He married Mary Cowlishaw on 6 November 1726, in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 18 March 1759, in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, at the age of 50.
English and Scottish: variant of Low .
German (Löwe) and Danish (Løwe): from Middle High German lēwe, löuwe ‘lion’, hence a nickname for a brave or regal person. In some cases the surname may have been a topographic or habitational name referring to a house or inn distinguished by the sign of a lion. It is also found in Sweden. Compare Loewe 1, Lau , Lave , and Lurvey .
Jewish (Ashkenazic; Löwe): artificial name from German Löwe ‘lion’.