Lockeys History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lockeys family

The surname Lockeys was first found in Peeblesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd nam Pùballan), former county in South-central Scotland, in the present day Scottish Borders Council Area, where they held a family seat from early times.

"William Lokky was chaplain in Glasgow, 1503, and John Loky is recorded in Strafrank in 1531. David Lokky was "ane of the maris generall of the sheriffdome" of Forfar in 1535, Quhintene Loke was burgess of Edinburgh in 1583 and John Lockie was retoured heir in the three mark lands of Martoune in the bailliary of Lauderdaill in 1670." [1]

Early History of the Lockeys family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lockeys research. Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1623, 1609, 1720, 1741, 1565, 1616, 1527, 1600, 1602, 1679, 1660, 1665, 1663, 1665 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Lockeys History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lockeys Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lockie, Lockey, Locky and others.

Early Notables of the Lockeys family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Rowland Lockey (c. 1565-1616), an English Baroque era painter and goldsmith, best known for his near life-size painting "Family of Sir Thomas More" (1527). As the son of Leonard Lockey, a crossbow maker of the parish of St Bride's, Fleet Street, London, Lockey was apprenticed to Queen Elizabeth's miniaturist and goldsmith Nicholas Hilliard for eight years and was made...
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Migration of the Lockeys family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward Lockey, who arrived in Virginia in 1667; Christopher Lockey, who settled in Maryland in 1668; Timothy Lockey, who settled in Maryland in 1668; Fraser, George, Henry, Thomas and Anne Lockey, who all settled in North Carolina in 1702.



  1. ^ 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)


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