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Lockett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the Lockett family


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.

Early History of the Lockett family


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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.

Early Notables of the Lockett family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Lockett family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Lockett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Margaret Lockett, who arrived in Virginia in 1717 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • M Lockett, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • E F M Lockett, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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 [2]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, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Cygnet" in 1836 [3]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
  • Miss Elizabeth Lockett, (b. 1835), aged 19, Cornish domestic servant departing from Plymouth in May 1854 aboard the ship "Geelong" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 11th August 1854 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  • Miss Jane Lockett, (b. 1835), aged 19, Cornish domestic servant departing from Plymouth in May 1854 aboard the ship "Geelong" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 11th August 1854 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  • Elizabeth Lockett, aged 14, a domestic servant, who 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, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Jonas Lockett, aged 23, a shoemaker, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Ann Lockett, aged 23, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • James F. Lockett, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1868
  • D. Lockett, who 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.)

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 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Vincent E. Lockett, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Country Club Hills, Illinois, 2011 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Kimberly Lockett, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1996 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Kathryn D. Lockett, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2000 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • J. W. Lockett, American Democrat politician, National Democratic Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1896 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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.)

Historic Events for the Lockett family



RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. H. Lockett, English Able-Bodied Seaman from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

The Lockett 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


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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