[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Ger-Poland-Volhynia Digest, Vol 64, Issue 2
GHBoehm at ish.de
Wed Sep 3 08:27:33 PDT 2008
AnnRosemaryK at aol.com schrieb:
> Greetings; In regards to this topic. I am a first generation American. My
> parents although they spoke German would not let us kids learn any of it. Or
> would they let us ask any questions about their being German. There is
> french and polish in our family also..They came before world war two to America.
> SO they are now deceacesd and it is very hard to find a lot of information.As
> far as trying to find even the actual true spelling of my family surname
> is a mystery. It came from France, Loudion or Loudvin. In Germany spelled
> Lowin Lovin, Lowien. So in parts of America they pronounce it very diifferent.
> Any help appricieated from the list members. They lived in Babetia kries
> sensburg and were Luthern , I have yet to find any records from there. Thanks: ANN
Lowin / Lowen / Lowyn is a village in the Schwetz district, former West
Prussia. Its actual Polish spelling is Łowiń. You find it 27 km
northnortheast of Bydgoszcz [Bromberg] or 15 km eastnortheast of
Koronowo [Crone, Krone an der Brahe, Polnisch Brahe]. Likewise, the most
occurrences of the surname spellings LOWIEN and LOWIN are from late West
The Polish origin of the word is łów = chase.
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