Family History and Genealogy Resources by Surname
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.
Lower Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Lower family history than the origin of your surname:
A Lower Family History Thought:
'There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.' --Helen Keller