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The name Lockett reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is based on the given name Lockett. This name is patronymic in origin, in other words a surnames based on the first name of the original bearer's father. It means son of Lockett. Some historians have suggested that the name is a corruption of the name Lockhart, and is derived from the Old Norse Loki, meaning giant god, and hard, meaning strong, or that it derives from the Old French personal name Locard. However, Lockett is actually a diminutive form of the personal name Luke.

Lockett Early Origins



The surname Lockett was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were Lords of the manor of Clouterbrook, and were granted the lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. They were believed to have been related to the Earls of Chester.

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Lockett Spelling Variations


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Lockett Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Lockett has been recorded under many different variations, including Lockett, Locket, Lochett, Locquett and others.

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Lockett Early History


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Lockett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lockett research. Another 190 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lockett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lockett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lockett Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Lockett 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



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Locketts were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Lockett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Martha Lockett, who landed in Maryland in 1675

Lockett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Margaret Lockett, who arrived in Virginia in 1717

Lockett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. M. Lockett arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • J M Lockett, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • M Lockett, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • E F M Lockett, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Lockett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Lockett, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  • John Lockett arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Cygnet" in 1836 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Cygnet arrived Holdfast Bay, Adealide Sept. 11, 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Cygnet.htm
  • Elizabeth Lockett, aged 14, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "James Jardine"

Lockett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Lockett, aged 17, a sempstress, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Jonas Lockett, aged 23, a shoemaker, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Ann Lockett, aged 23, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • James F. Lockett arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1868
  • D. Lockett arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Excelsior" in 1869
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lockett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lockett (post 1700)



  • James R. Lockett (1856-1933), American Colonel in the U.S. Army awarded 2 silver stars
  • Willie D. Lockett, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 7th District, 1954
  • Vincent E. Lockett, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Country Club Hills, Illinois, 2011
  • Kimberly Lockett, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1996
  • Kathryn D. Lockett, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2000
  • J. W. Lockett, American Democrat politician, National Democratic Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1896
  • Harold "Harry" Lockett (1855-1930), English association football manager and administrator
  • Aaron Lockett (1892-1965), English footballer and cricketer
  • Peter Robert Lockett (b. 1962), English percussionist and recording artist
  • Gary Lockett (b. 1976), Welsh retired professional boxer
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Lockett Historic Events


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Lockett Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. H. Lockett, English Able-Bodied Seaman from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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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: Tenuimus
Motto Translation: We have held.


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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Cygnet arrived Holdfast Bay, Adealide Sept. 11, 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Cygnet.htm

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  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).
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  11. ...

The Lockett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lockett 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 20 October 2016 at 10:29.

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