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Multiple Origins for the Surname Locke


Scottish


Locke Early Origins



The surname Locke was first found in Peeblesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd nam Płballan), former county in South-central Scotland, in the present day Scottish Borders Council Area. They were from the locality known as Portmoore Loch in the parish of Eddleston in Peeblesshire. Literally, the name means "a place where rivers meet with a partial obstruction from a wooden dam. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Later they acquired the lands of Gillemorestun in 1189. John Loch of Roxburghshire represented his Clan when he rendered homage in 1296 to King Edward I of England on his brief conquest of Scotland. Malise Lock was taken prisoner at Dunbar Castle in the same year. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Further to the south, the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed: Geoffrey Loc, or Lock in Suffolk; and William Lock in Oxfordshire. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Kirby's Quest lists John Loke in Somerset, 1 Edward III. (during the first year of Edward III's reign.) [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.

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Locke Spelling Variations


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Locke Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Loch, Lock, Locke, Lochlair, Locklair and others.

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Locke Early History


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Locke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Locke research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1464, 1474, 1510, 1504, 1510, 1820, 1621, 1677, 1632 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Locke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Locke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Locke Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was George Lock, Bishop of Glasgow; Matthew Locke ( ca. 1621-1677), an English Baroque composer and music theorist; and John Locke (1632-1704), known as the...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Locke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Locke In Ireland


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Locke In Ireland



Some of the Locke family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 166 words (12 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Locke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robart Locke, who landed in Virginia in 1621
  • Robert Locke, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • William Locke, who landed in America in 1634
  • William Locke, aged 6, arrived in America in 1634
  • John Locke, who arrived in New Hampshire in 1644
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Locke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Febee Locke, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • Peter Locke, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • Richard Locke, who arrived in Bermuda in 1743

Locke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lydia Locke, aged 7, landed in Kennebunk, Me in 1830
  • Jacob Locke, aged 29, arrived in Kennebunk, Me in 1830
  • Ann Locke, aged 37, landed in Kennebunk, Me in 1830
  • Esther Locke, aged 8, landed in Kennebunk, Me in 1830
  • James Locke, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Locke Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Abigail Perry Locke, who came to Nova Scotia in 1761

Locke Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Aaron Locke, aged 24, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Florentia"
  • Wilhelm Locke, aged 35, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Himalaya"
  • Aaron Locke arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Florentia" in 1849
  • George Locke arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Candahar" in 1851
  • John Locke, aged 30, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Reliance"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Locke Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Locke, aged 35, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • Mary Locke, aged 40, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • Mary Ann Locke, aged 12, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • James Locke, aged 5, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • Martha A. Locke arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gipsy" in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Locke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Locke (post 1700)



  • Eugene Murphy Locke (1918-1972), American lawyer and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Alain LeRoy Locke (1885-1954), American writer, philosopher, educator, and Rhodes Scholar
  • Bessie Locke (1865-1952), American pioneer
  • Gary Locke (b. 1950), American lawyer and Democratic politician, who became the governor of Washington in 1997
  • David Rose Locke (1833-1888), American journalist, who wrote the Nasby letters (1861) under the assumed persona of "the Reverend Petroleum Vesuvius Nasby"
  • Sondra Locke (b. 1944), American actress, singer and film director
  • Major-General William James Macavoy Locke (1894-1962), Australian Chairman of Permanent Post-War Planning Committee from 1944 to 1946
  • Elsie Violet Locke (1912-2001), New Zealand writer, feminist and social activist
  • William John Locke (1863-1930), English novelist
  • Matthew Raymond Locke MG (1974-2007), recipient of the Medal for Gallantry, awarded for bravery, the third highest award in the Australian honours system
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Locke Historic Events


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Locke Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. A. Locke (d. 1912), aged 33, English Scullion from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Locke


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Suggested Readings for the name Locke



  • Genealogy by Donald P. Hayes.

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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: Assiduitate, non desdia
Motto Translation: By assiduity, not by sloth.


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Locke Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The Locke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Locke 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.

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