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The name Lochet was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. Lochet is based on the given name Lockett. This name is patronymic in origin, in other words a surnames based on the first name of the original bearer's father. It means son of Lockett. Some historians have suggested that the name is a corruption of the name Lockhart, and is derived from the Old Norse Loki, meaning giant god, and hard, meaning strong, or that it derives from the Old French personal name Locard. However, Lockett is actually a diminutive form of the personal name Luke.

Lochet Early Origins



The surname Lochet was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were Lords of the manor of Clouterbrook, and were granted the lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. They were believed to have been related to the Earls of Chester.

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Lochet Spelling Variations


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Lochet Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Lochet were recorded, including Lockett, Locket, Lochett, Locquett and others.

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Lochet Early History


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Lochet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lochet research. Another 190 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lochet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lochet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lochet Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Lochet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lochet Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Francois Lochet, who landed in Montreal in 1653
  • Francois Lochet, who arrived in Montreal in 1653

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lochet (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lochet (post 1700)



  • Pierre-Charles Lochet, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 14) Pierre-Charles Lochet. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

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Motto


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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: Tenuimus
Motto Translation: We have held.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 14) Pierre-Charles Lochet. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The Lochet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lochet 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.

This page was last modified on 14 April 2015 at 08:57.

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