When Hans Svendsen Low was born on 15 June 1860, in Østerlarsker, Øster, Bornholm, Denmark, his father, Svend Low Thorsen, was 24 and his mother, Helene Hansdatter, was 26. He married Johanne Marie Nørregaard on 24 August 1888, in Neksø, Bornholm, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Nexø, Bornholm, Denmark in 1890 and San Francisco, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 17 July 1947, in San Mateo, California, United States, at the age of 87.
English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived near a tumulus, mound or hill, Middle English lowe, from Old English hlāw (see Law 2).
Scottish and English: nickname for a short man, from Middle English lah, lowe (Old Norse lágr; the word was adopted first into the northern dialects of Middle English, where Scandinavian influence was strong, and then spread south, with regular alteration of the vowel quality).
English and Scottish (of Norman origin): nickname for a violent or dangerous person, from Anglo-Norman French lou, leu ‘wolf’ (from Latin lupus). Wolves were relatively common in Britain at the time when most surnames were formed, as there still existed large tracts of uncleared forest.