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Definitions for lowery
ˈlaʊ ə ri, ˈlaʊər ilow·e·ry

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  1. loweryadjective

    dark and gloomy; threatening; lowering


  1. lowery

    Lavery, also spelled Lowry, Lowrie, Lory, Lavoy and Lowery, is an Irish surname derived from the Gaelic Ó Labhradha, meaning the "descendants of Labhradha".The Ó Labhradha descend from Labhradh, who was the father of Etru, chief of the Monagh, a people belonging to the Irish over-kingdom of Ulaid. At the time of Etru's death in 1056, the sept was located in the area of Magh Rath (present-day Moira, County Down). It is in this area as well as the adjoining part of County Antrim where the surname is still most common. A strong concentration of them can also be found in the Montiaghs district of County Armagh, where many moved to during the Plantation of Ulster.Due to the number of Laverys in these areas they had to adopt monikers to distinguish between them, as such there were three distinct branches: the Baun-Laverys, from the Irish word bán, meaning "white"; the Roe-Laverys, from the Irish word rua, meaning "red"; and the Trin-Laverys, from the Irish word tréan, meaning "strong". The Trin-Laverys often mistranslated their name into English as Armstrong. An example of the adoption of Armstrong is Dr. John Armstrong who was born Trenlavery.Some of those who are Lowrys may descend from the Mac Labharaigh of Galloway, Scotland. Many of the Lowrys and Lowries in Ulster descend likewise from Scotland, where their names are variants of Laurie, a diminutive of Lawrence, common in Dumfriesshire.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Loweryadjective

    cloudy; gloomy; lowering; as, a lowery sky; lowery weather

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Lowery is ranked #799 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Lowery surname appeared 43,278 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 15 would have the surname Lowery.

    67.9% or 29,407 total occurrences were White.
    22.9% or 9,937 total occurrences were Black.
    4.4% or 1,939 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    2.1% or 943 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2% or 896 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.3% or 156 total occurrences were Asian.

Anagrams for lowery »

  1. owlery

  2. Rowley

  3. yowler

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lowery in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lowery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of lowery in a Sentence

  1. Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh:

    I completely support a full investigation into Saturday evening's events, in the meantime, I have expressed my condolences to the family of Mr. Jameek Lowery, who are suffering during this difficult time.

  2. Hal Buell:

    Louis Lowery said it was an honest-to-God picture and they remained friends, in fact, Joe attended Lou Lowery's funeral when he died.

  3. Leia Lowery:

    The alternative education program serves students with an individualized teaching style. Some students said projects such as the one involving the boat prompted them to consider certain careers. Kristen Cofferen, a junior, said the alternative education program’s more creative approach to learning kept Kristen Cofferen from quitting school. Leia Lowery, meanwhile, sees a connection between the boat’s journey and the students. ( The boat is) just like them in that they end up where they’re supposed to be and sometimes they just take a different route.

  4. Keisha Lance Bottoms:

    To have Sen.( Kamala Harris ') Harris join the ticket, and for us to be a part of changing the history of this country, I think really speaks to the legacy of Congressman John Lewis, Joseph Lowery and Dr. C.T. Vivian.

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