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Locheard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Rugged coastal mountains and the windswept Hebrides islands were the home of the first family to use the name Locheard. It was originally given to a person who was brave. Locheard is a nickname surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Nicknames form a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, and can refer directly or indirectly to one's personality, physical attributes, mannerisms, or even their habits of dress. The surname Locheard comes from the words loc and hardy, which mean lock and brave or hardy.


Early Origins of the Locheard family


The surname Locheard 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 this distinguished family acquired the estates of Carnwath, Cleghorn, Birkhill, Kirktoun, and Leigh.

The Lockharts of Leigh [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lee, Sir Stanley, Dictionary of National Biography London: The MacMillan Company 1909. Print
trace their descent from Sir Simon Locard whose name some claim was derived from the territorial name "de Loch Ard." The family estate was centered at Lee Castle, originally built c. 1272 and was expanded in the 19th century.

Sir Simon Locard accompanied Sir James Douglas on his expedition with the heart of Robert the Bruce, which after Douglas' death brought home from Spain and buried in Melrose Abbey. This incident was the reason of the Arms' "man's heart within a fetterlock."


Early History of the Locheard family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Locheard research.
Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1689, 1658, 1646, 1658, 1674, 1621, 1675, 1652, 1630, 1689, 1685, 1686 and are included under the topic Early Locheard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Locheard Spelling Variations


Many spelling variations of Locheard have been recorded over the years, including Lockhart, Lockhard, Locard, Lockard, Lockheart and many more.

Early Notables of the Locheard family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was George Lockhart of Tarbrax (died 1658), Commissioner of Glasgow in the Parliament of Scotland (1646-1658); Sir James Lockhart of Lee (d. 1674), lord of the Court of Session, he held the judicial title Lord Lee; Sir William Lockhart of Lee (1621-1675)...
Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Locheard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Locheard family to Ireland


Some of the Locheard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Locheard family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Locheard Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Robert Locheard, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Mary Ann" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 24th September 1858 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html

The Locheard Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Corda serata pando
Motto Translation: I lay open locked hearts.


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Citations


  1. ^ Lee, Sir Stanley, Dictionary of National Biography London: The MacMillan Company 1909. Print
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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