Lockhart History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The first family to use the name Lockhart lived in the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. It was used as a nickname for a person who was brave. Lockhart is a nickname surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Nicknames form a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, and can refer directly or indirectly to one's personality, physical attributes, mannerisms, or even their habits of dress. The surname Lockhart comes from the words loc and hardy, which mean lock and brave or hardy.

Early Origins of the Lockhart family

The surname Lockhart was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where this distinguished family acquired the estates of Carnwath, Cleghorn, Birkhill, Kirktoun, and Leigh.

The Lockharts of Leigh [1] trace their descent from Sir Simon Locard whose name some claim was derived from the territorial name "de Loch Ard." The family estate was centered at Lee Castle, originally built c. 1272 and was expanded in the 19th century.

Sir Simon Locard accompanied Sir James Douglas on his expedition with the heart of Robert the Bruce, which after Douglas' death brought home from Spain and buried in Melrose Abbey. This incident was the reason of the Arms' "man's heart within a fetterlock."

Early History of the Lockhart family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lockhart research. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1689, 1658, 1646, 1658, 1674, 1621, 1675, 1652, 1630, 1689, 1685, 1686 and are included under the topic Early Lockhart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lockhart Spelling Variations

Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations. Lockhart has been written as Lockhart, Lockhard, Locard, Lockard, Lockheart and many more.

Early Notables of the Lockhart family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was George Lockhart of Tarbrax (died 1658), Commissioner of Glasgow in the Parliament of Scotland (1646-1658); Sir James Lockhart of Lee (d. 1674), lord of the Court of Session, he held the judicial title Lord Lee; Sir William Lockhart of Lee (1621-1675)...
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Ireland Migration of the Lockhart family to Ireland

Some of the Lockhart family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Lockhart migration to the United States +

Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Lockhart Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Gaven Lockhart, who settled in east New Jersey in 1685
  • Gaiven Lockhart, who arrived in Perth Amboy, NJ in 1685 [2]
  • Gavin Lockhart, who landed in New Jersey in 1685 [2]
  • Gawen Lockhart, who arrived in New Jersey in 1685 [2]
Lockhart Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Eliz Lockhart, who arrived in Virginia in 1703 [2]
  • Janet Lockhart, aged 16, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775 [2]
  • Betty Lockhart, aged 15, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775 [2]
Lockhart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Elizabeth Lockhart, who landed in New York, NY in 1812 [2]
  • Samuel Lockhart, who arrived in America in 1812 [2]
  • Margaret Lockhart, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815 [2]
  • Robert Lockhart, who settled in New York in 1820
  • Andrew Lockhart, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Lockhart migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lockhart Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Lockhart, aged 21, a weaver, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Salus" in 1833
  • John Lockhart, aged 28, a farmer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Quintin Leitch" in 1833
  • Margaret Lockhart, aged 21, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Neptune" in 1834
  • John Lockhart, aged 40, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ranger" in 1834
  • Jane Lockhart, aged 20, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ranger" in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Lockhart migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Lockhart Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Isabella Lockhart, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Emma" in 1837 [3]
  • Margaret Lockhart, Scottish convict from Stirling, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on October 4, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]

New Zealand Lockhart migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Lockhart Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Isabella Lockhart, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bengal Merchant" in 1840
  • Mr. Christopher Lockhart, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Simlah" arriving in Otago, South Island, New Zealand in 1851 [5]
  • Miss Mary Lockhart, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Simlah" arriving in Otago, South Island, New Zealand in 1851 [5]
  • Miss Janet Lockhart, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Simlah" arriving in Otago, South Island, New Zealand in 1851 [5]
  • Mr. William Lockhart, Scottish settler from Alva travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Strathfieldsaye" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 29th April 1858 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Lockhart (post 1700) +

  • Thomas A. Lockhart (1935-2018), American politician from Casper, Wyoming, Member of the Wyoming House of Representatives (2001-2017)
  • Rebecca Dawn "Becky" Lockhart (1968-2015), American politician and Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives (2011-2014)
  • Calvin Lockhart (1934-2007), born Bert Cooper, a Bahamian-American actor on stage and in film
  • Keith Lockhart (b. 1959), American orchestral conductor
  • Anne Lockhart (b. 1953), born Anne Kathleen Maloney, American actress, daughter of actress June Lockhart
  • Paul Scott Lockhart (b. 1956), former NASA astronaut with over 27 days in space [6]
  • June Lockhart (b. 1925), American two-time Emmy Award nominee and a Tony Award winning actress, best known for her roles as the mothers on "Lassie" and "Lost in Space"
  • Frank Lockhart (1903-1928), American automobile racing driver
  • Ansel Lockhart, American Republican politician, Mayor of Delaware, Ohio, 1948-52 [7]
  • Andrew F. Lockhart, American politician, Representative from South Dakota 2nd District, 1922 [7]
  • ... (Another 42 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Flight TWA 800
  • Ms. Maureen Lockhart (1947-1996), from Merriam, Kansas, USA, American TWA crew member flying aboard flight TWA 800 from J.F.K. Airport, New York to Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Rome when the plane crashed after takeoff ; she died in the crash [8]
HMS Hood
  • Mr. Archibald W Lockhart (b. 1924), English Boy 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Devonport, Devonshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [9]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Thomas J Lockhart, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [10]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Peter Lockhart, English Fireman from Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [11]
  • Mr. James Lockhart, English 3rd Class passenger from England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [12]
  • Mr. Reginald Raphael Lockhart, Canadian 1st Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [12]


The Lockhart 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: Corda serata pando
Motto Translation: I lay open locked hearts.


Suggested Readings for the name Lockhart +

  • 1189 A Lockhart Family in America by Anna May Cochrane Gregath.

  1. ^ Lee, Sir Stanley, Dictionary of National Biography. London: The MacMillan Company 1909. Print
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY EMMA 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837LadyEmma.htm
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Paul Lockhart. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/lockhart.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ The Washington Post Passenger List TWA Flight 800. (Retrieved 2018, February 15th). Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/twa800/list01.htm
  9. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  10. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  11. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  12. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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