Lochead History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lochead family

The surname Lochead was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Lochead family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lochead research. Another 64 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1296 is included under the topic Early Lochead History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lochead Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lochhead, Lochead, Lockhead, Lockheed and others.

Early Notables of the Lochead family (pre 1700)

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New Zealand Lochead 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:

Lochead Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • James Lochead, aged 36, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • Elizabeth Lochead, aged 22, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • Isabella Lochead, aged 16, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • Catherine Lochead, aged 13, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • Robert Lochead, aged 10, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Lochead (post 1700) +

  • William Lochead FRSE MWS (1753-1815), Scottish surgeon and botanist, Curator of the St Vincent Botanical Garden (1811-1815)
  • Liz Lochead (b. 1947), Scottish poet
  • Daniel Cameron Lochead (1878-1946), Canadian physician, farmer and politician who represented Gull Lake, Saskatchewan (1912-1917)
  • William Alexander "Whip" Lochead (b. 1954), Canadian retired NHL ice hockey forward


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