Lock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Lock family

The surname Lock was first found in Peeblesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd nam Pùballan), former county in South-central Scotland, in the present day Scottish Borders Council Area. They were from the locality known as Portmoore Loch in the parish of Eddleston in Peeblesshire. Literally, the name means "a place where rivers meet with a partial obstruction from a wooden dam. " [1] Later they acquired the lands of Gillemorestun in 1189. John Loch of Roxburghshire represented his Clan when he rendered homage in 1296 to King Edward I of England on his brief conquest of Scotland. Malise Lock was taken prisoner at Dunbar Castle in the same year. [2] Further to the south, the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed: Geoffrey Loc, or Lock in Suffolk; and William Lock in Oxfordshire. [3] Kirby's Quest lists John Loke in Somerset, 1 Edward III. (during the first year of Edward III's reign.) [4]

Important Dates for the Lock family

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Lock Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Loch, Lock, Locke, Lochlair, Locklair and others.

Early Notables of the Lock family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was George Lock, Bishop of Glasgow; Matthew Locke (ca. 1621-1677), an English Baroque composer and music theorist; and John Locke (1632-1704), known as the...
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Lock migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Lock, who landed in Virginia in 1628 [5]
  • William Lock, who settled in New England in 1634
  • William Lock, who settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Tho Lock, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [5]
  • William Lock, aged 21, who landed in Barbados in 1635 [5]
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Lock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jarvis Lock, who arrived in Virginia in 1702 [5]
  • Richard Lock, who landed in Bermuda in 1743 [5]
Lock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Maria Lock, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [5]
  • David Lock, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [5]
  • Fritz Lock, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [5]
  • Thomas Lock, aged 28, who landed in New York in 1854 [5]
  • William H Lock, who arrived in Mississippi in 1876 [5]

Lock migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lock Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Francis Lock, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

Lock migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Lock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Daniel Lock "alias Thurston", English convict from Isle of Ely, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [6]
  • John Lock "alias Thurston", English convict from Isle of Ely, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [6]
  • William Lock "alias Thurston", English convict from Isle of Ely, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [6]
  • George Lock, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [7]
  • Matthew Lock, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [8]
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Lock migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Lock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Lock, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cashmere" in 1853
  • S. Lock, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cashmere" in 1853
  • Miss Esther Lock, (b. 1834), aged 22, British servant travelling from London aboard the ship "Isabella Hercus" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 4th January 1856 [9]
  • Miss Florence Lock, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 25th February 1856 [10]
  • Miss Sarah Lock, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 25th February 1856 [10]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Lock (post 1700)

  • Don Wilson Lock (1936-2017), American Major League Baseball outfielder, Pawtucket Red Sox (Eastern League) Manager in 1972
  • Ms. Patricia Lock B.E.M.,, British Senior Clerical Officer for School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen’s University Belfast was appointed the British Empire Medal on 8th June 2018, for services to the community in Northern Ireland [11]
  • Flight Lieutenant Eric Stanley Lock DSO, DFC & Bar (1919-1941), British fighter ace of the Royal Air Force
  • Édouard Lock (b. 1954), Canadian dance choreographer
  • Sean Lock (b. 1963), English comedian and actor
  • Anthony "Tony" Lock (b. 1976), English football forward
  • Graham Anthony Richard Lock (b. 1929), English cricket player
  • Eric Lock, British fighter pilot and flying ace in the Royal Air Force, during World War II, credited with 26½ aerial victories
  • Charles Lock Eastlake (1836-1906), English architect and furniture designer from Plymouth, Devon, nephew of Sir Charles Lock Eastlake
  • Sir Charles Lock Eastlake (1793-1865), English historical painter, gallery director, collector and writer from Plymouth, Devon

Historic Events for the Lock family

HMS Dorsetshire
  • Ray Lock, British aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he survived the sinking [12]
HMS Hood
  • Mr. Robert H Lock (b. 1922), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Martock, Somerset, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [13]
  • Mr. Herbert H Lock (b. 1907), English Stoker Petty Officer serving for the Royal Navy from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [13]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Douglas Lock, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [14]
  • Mr. Owen Thomas Daniel Lock (1914-1942), "Dunn" British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking, but later died whilst a Prisoner of War in in 1942 [14]
HMS Royal Oak
  • Leslie Francis Lock (d. 1939), British Engine Room Artificer 4th Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [15]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Douglas A. Lock, American Seaman First Class from New York, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [16]

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Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  5. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  7. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  8. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  9. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  10. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  11. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62310, 31 October 2019 | London Gazette, The Gazette, June 2018, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/62310/supplement/B1
  12. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html
  13. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  14. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  15. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
  16. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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