Lowcock Family Tree: Research Notes

This page contains random research note on Lowcock family history. I am trying to work out if the various Lowcock families I have discovered are related. If you have the Lowcock surname and have done an Ancestry DNA test, please contact me as that would quickly solve if we’re related.

It’s full of guesses and my own file notes, which I am making public in the hope it helps another researcher and they share insights back with me. If you can confirm or deny any of the details, let me know.

This page was Last updated: April 4, 2021 at 19:25 pm and is maintained by Joshua Lowcock.


It may be that all of the Lowcock family are related, but this is all guesswork and supposition. Details below:

Lowcock Plough, Cutler, Hong Kong, Fuel Economiser Connection

Lowcock Family Tree: Potential Relationship

Please keep in mind, none of this is proven or accurate – just me making guesses based on locations and dates.

  • Unknown Parents of George & Matthew
    • George S Lowcock (Cutler) b.1784 – Lowcock Cutler
      • George Lowcock (Cutler) b.1803
        • Henry Lowcock (Hong Kong) b. 1837
      • Henry Lowcock (Plough) b.1811 – Plough Inventor
    • Matthew Lowcock (Fuel Economizer) b.1785
      • John Lowcock (Fuel Economizer) b.1813
        • Arthur Lowcock (Fuel Economizer) b.1853 – Fuel Economizer Inventor

Connecting the dots

I think that George (1784) and Matthew (1785) were brothers. This is because when I built the trees (I built them both separately, as didn’t expect a relationship and was just tracing individual groups of people with the Lowcock surname). It turns out that Matthew did have a brother called George. The problem is George is such a common male name of that time.

The bit that makes me doubt all of this is that the location of the families is spread over disparate parts of the UK. But there’s enough passage of time to make it a possibility, as George Lowcock was in Central London. Of his sons, maybe Henry did move out of London City to Marldon; and maybe Matthew’s branch moved to Manchester.

After all – George’s sister (Sophia) moved to Jamaica, Henry moved to Australia – I have evidence that the Lowcock family moved great distances, so moving a couple of hours away within the same country is a possibility.

Really stretching things

George Lowcock (1803) of Lowcock Razor may may may (just) be a brother of Henry Lowcock (1811).

My reasoning is as follows.

  • 8 years separate their birth.
  • I know Henry’s fathers’ name was George, as was George’s father.

But this is all a series of wild guesses right now. I need time, paper, and an Ancestry subscription (and time) to prove this all out.


Lowcock in the United States

The origin of the Lowcock surname in the United States (originating in Iowa). The US Genealogy Web Archives has a biography for a John Lowcock, republished below.

John Lowcock, farmer, section 16, one of the enterprising farmers of the county, was born in Yorkshire, England, Nov. 15, 1823. In 1849 he left England for the United States, where he worked as a laborer for a few years, and in 1853 purchased the farm on which he now resides. In 1855 he married Mary Carr, who was born in Northumberland, England, on Aug. 8, 1823. By this union, there is one child–Mary E., born June 17, 1856. Mr. Lowcock has a fine farm of 200 acres, valued at $40 per acre. Mr. Lowcock came to the country poor, but by his own exertions has accumulated a competency and is one of the well-to-do farmers of the county. In politics, he is a liberal, voting for the best man. Mr. and Mrs. Lowcock are members of the Methodist Episcopal church. History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1047-1048

Lowcock Family History

If you would like to learn more about the Lowcock surname and family history, please visit the Lowcock History page.

You can learn more about Lowcock Genealogy, or specific Lowcock family member:

If you are researching Lowcock Family History and can help – visit the help needed page. If you want to understand the distribution of the Lowcock surname in the UK, visit the Lowcock map page. Just interested in the images and photos? Visit the Lowcock Genealogy Pinterest page.

This page is maintained by Joshua Lowcock.

Last Updated: Last updated: April 4, 2021 at 19:25 pm

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