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Lower Surname Origin

The same as Burder. Louw or low is a Scotch word for flame or fire. 'Low-bellers,' according to Blount, 'are men who go with a light and a bell; by the sight thereof birds sitting on the ground become somewhat stupefied, and so are covered with a net, and taken.'

Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.




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'People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.' --Edmund Burke




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