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,
or that it derives from the Old French personal name Locard.
is actually a diminutive form of the personal name Luke.
Early Origins of the Lochet family
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.
Early History of the Lochet family
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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.
Early Notables of the Lochet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lochet family to the New World and Oceana
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
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 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
The Lochet 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 Translation: We have held.