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The name Locker is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It is a name for someone who worked as a person who was a locksmith. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. Occupational names have remained fairly common in the modern period. This is attested to by the continuing appearance of occupational suffixes at the end of many English surnames. Some of these suffixes include: herd, monger, maker, hewer, smith, and wright.

Locker Early Origins



The surname Locker was first found in Warwickshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Locker Spelling Variations


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Locker Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Locker are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Locker include: Lockyer, Lockyers, Lockier, Lokier, Locker, Lockweer and many more.

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Locker Early History


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Locker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Locker research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1294, 1698, 1771, 1611 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Locker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Locker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Locker Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Locker Notables 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Locker or a variant listed above:

Locker Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Georg Locker, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Eliza Locker, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • Coenraet Locker, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1660
  • Conraet Locker, who arrived in New York in 1660
  • Mary Locker, who landed in Maryland in 1663
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Locker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • M Elis Locker, who arrived in America in 1839

Locker Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mark Locker, aged 21, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Locker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Locker (post 1700)



  • Jesse Dwight Locker (1891-1955), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Liberia, 1953-55
  • Jacob Cooper "Jake" Locker (b. 1988), American NFL football quarterback for the Tennessee Titans
  • Dale Leroy Locker (1929-2011), American politician, Member of the Ohio House of Representatives (1973-1984)
  • Robert Awtry "Bob" Locker (b. 1938), American former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who played from 1965 through 1975
  • W. P. Locker, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 1912
  • John Locker, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1936
  • Frank H. Locker, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1948
  • William Locker (1866-1952), English footballer and cricketer
  • Edward Hawke Locker (1777-1849), English watercolourist and administrator of the Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich
  • Captain William Locker (1731-1800), British officer in the Royal Navy
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Locker Historic Events


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Locker Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. George Henry Locker, British Marine, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Locker Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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    The Locker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Locker 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 12 November 2015 at 10:34.

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