An Irish and Scottish surname, Lowery comes from an Old English term of ‘woreig’ which means an enclosure. The spelling variations for Lowery include Lowry, Lowrey, Lawrey, Laurie, Larrie, Lowrie, Lawrie and Laury. In northern England the Lowery surname is very popular. Most Lowery families reside in Northumberland, Durham, Yorkshire and Cumberland. In Ireland the Lowery family name is common in Ulster and County Tyrone. In Scotland the Lowery name is common in Lanarkshire and Dumfries-shire. It is also found in Perthshire, Aberdeenshire and Renfrewshire. Within the United States the Lowery family name originated in New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. Famous: Vaughn Lowery (actor), Bill Lowery (founder of Lowery Music Company for record production), John W. Lowery (musician), Nigel Lowery (English opera director), David Lowery (songwriter, musician and leader of rock bands) and Savannah Lowery (ballet dancer in NYC).