Leveson-Gower (also: Sutherland-Leveson-Gower) is the name of a powerful Scottish noble family. It is a well-known example of an English surname with counterintuitive pronunciation. The generally-accepted pronunciation is /ˈluːsən ˈɡɔər/, loosen-gore.
The name Leveson is a patronymic from Louis or Lewis. In early modern times it was often rendered Luson: for example, in 1588, Elizabeth I received a letter from the King of Denmark concerning the depradations of Walter Leveson of Lilleshall Abbey, in which he is consistently referred to as Sir Walter Luson.
- Several members of the family:
- Frederick Neville Sutherland Leveson-Gower (1874–1959), British politician
- Frederick Leveson-Gower (cricketer), English cricketer (1871–1946)
- George Leveson-Gower (1858–1951), British politician
- H. D. G. Leveson-Gower, English cricketer (1873–1954)
- John Leveson-Gower (1740-1792), Rear-Admiral of the Royal Navy and politician
- Lord Ronald Sutherland-Leveson-Gower (1845–1916), British politician