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Offline Peonie

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Re: German Ancestors
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 16 August 18 01:52 BST (UK) »
There are two German names you could look into   Loher and Lauer. First sounds like Lower and the second one if written in the old way can look like it.

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Re: German Ancestors
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 16 August 18 02:24 BST (UK) »
I've had a look on a German database website and only had one hit for the surname "Lower" in Niedersachsen (Saxony)

I had about sixty hits in the Hessen database but none could be your family as the records were centuries old or 20th century.

The Schleswig-Holstein database isn't online yet.

I've had a look at the Christoph Stoepel surname distribution map and see that the name appears to be  concentrated in eastern Germany ;
http://geogen.stoepel.net/

This is backed up by a webpage that suggests the surname orginated from Bohemia.
https://www.houseofnames.com/lower-family-crest

Do you know of any godparent names that were donated to your ancestors - they're usually listed before the child's given name and it's easier to search a database if you have the full set of names.
 
Here's the GEDBAS website which shows other people searching for same or similar names.
http://gedbas.genealogy.net/?lang=en

Interestingly there's another rootschatter researching a "Lower" family in Coventry which is about 28 miles from West Bromwich.
 http://surname.rootschat.com/sit-surnames.php?letter1=L&letter2=12&surname=LOWER#top_tv

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Re: German Ancestors
« Reply #11 on: Friday 17 August 18 10:05 BST (UK) »
You're all so helpful and have given me a few new leads. Thankyou