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Where did the English Lockward family come from? What is the English Lockward family crest and coat of arms? When did the Lockward family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lockward family history?In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Lockward surname lived in the place called Lockwood that was in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Lockward is a habitation name that was originally derived from the Old English words loca and wudu, meaning enclosure and wood. Therefore the original bearers of the surname lived in or near a forest in Yorkshire.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Lockward are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Lockward include: Lockwood, Lockward and others.
First found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
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Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Lockward or a variant listed above: Edmund Lockwood and his wife Elizabeth and child settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630; Albert and Charles Lockwood arrived in Philadelphia in 1874; James and William Lockwood arrived in San Francisco in 1850..
The Lockward Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lockward Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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