Lockard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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.
Early Origins of the Lockard family
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  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."
The Flockhart variant occurs "as Fluckart in Edinburgh, 1679" and "Robert Flockhart, 'Daddy Flockhart' (1777-1857), [was] a street preacher in Edinburgh." 
Early History of the Lockard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lockard 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 Lockard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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.
Early Notables of the Lockard 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)...
In the United States, the name Lockard is the 5,305th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 
Migration of the Lockard family to Ireland
Some of the Lockard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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
Lockard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lockard Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
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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.