Lochwoyd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Lochwoyd first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the place called Lockwood that was in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Lochwoyd is a habitation name that was originally derived from the Old English words loca and wudu, meaning enclosure and wood. [1] Therefore the original bearers of the surname lived in or near a forest in Yorkshire.

Early Origins of the Lochwoyd family

The surname Lochwoyd was first found in West Yorkshire at Lockwood, a chapelry, in the parish of Almondbury. The village is a rural suburb to the town of Huddersfield and is located in the vale of the river Holme.

One reference claims Lockwood was originally called North Crosland and part of the Crosland family estate but was taken over by the Lockwood family after a series of disputes between the both families.

However, this claim is rather dubious and should be questioned as the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Willelmus de Lokewod and Thomas de Lockewod holding lands at that time. [2] Lockwood is also a civil parish in the unitary authority of Redcar & Cleveland in North Yorkshire.

Important Dates for the Lochwoyd family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lochwoyd research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lochwoyd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lochwoyd Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Lochwoyd has appeared include Lockwood, Lockward and others.

Early Notables of the Lochwoyd family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Lochwoyd family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Lochwoyd arrived in North America very early: Edmund Lockwood and his wife Elizabeth and child settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630; Albert and Charles Lockwood arrived in Philadelphia in 1874; James and William Lockwood arrived in San Francisco in 1850..

Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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