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The ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name Lockard is a nickname for a person who was brave. Lockard 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 Lockard comes from the words loc and hardy, which mean lock and brave or hardy.

Lockard Early Origins



The surname Lockard 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 (Lee) 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."

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Lockard Spelling Variations


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Lockard Spelling Variations



Spelling variations were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. Lockard has appeared in various documents spelled Lockhart, Lockhard, Locard, Lockard, Lockheart and many more.

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Lockard Early History


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Lockard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lockard research. Another 215 words (15 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 Lockard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lockard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lockard Early Notables (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 Lockard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lockard In Ireland


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Lockard In Ireland



Some of the Lockard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Lockard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Penelope Lockard, who landed in Virginia in 1711

Lockard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Emily Lockard, aged 31, who settled in America from Liverpool, England, in 1904
  • Arthur M. Lockard, aged 31, who settled in America, in 1905
  • Elmer E. Lockard, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Nellie S. Lockard, aged 53, who landed in America, in 1914
  • William S. Lockard, aged 50, who emigrated to America, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lockard Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Peter Lockard, who arrived in Canada in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lockard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lockard (post 1700)



  • Hosea T. Lockard (1920-2011), African-American Criminal Court Judge in Tennessee
  • James Lockard, American Daytime Emmy Award nominated producer
  • Joseph L. Lockard, recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal for his efforts to warn of the first bombs that hit Pearl Harbor
  • Wendel P. Lockard, founder of Lockard Companies, Cedar Falls, IA

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Lockard Historic Events


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Lockard Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Terence Godfrey Lockard (1922-1941), Australian Acting Signalman from Moonah, Tasmania, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    5. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    6. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Lockard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lockard 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 11 July 2016 at 15:33.

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