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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.

Lockhart Early Origins



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 (Lee) 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."

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Lockhart Spelling Variations


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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.

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Lockhart Early History


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Lockhart Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lockhart research. Another 215 words (15 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.

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Lockhart Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lockhart Early Notables (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)...

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lockhart Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lockhart In Ireland


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Lockhart In Ireland



Some of the Lockhart family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



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 settled in east New Jersey in 1685
  • Gaiven Lockhart, who arrived in Perth Amboy, NJ in 1685
  • Gavin Lockhart, who landed in New Jersey in 1685
  • Gawen Lockhart, who arrived in New Jersey in 1685

Lockhart Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliz Lockhart, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • Janet Lockhart, aged 16, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775
  • Betty Lockhart, aged 15, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775

Lockhart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Lockhart, who landed in New York, NY in 1812
  • Samuel Lockhart, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Margaret Lockhart, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815
  • Robert Lockhart settled in New York in 1820
  • Andrew Lockhart, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lockhart Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Lockhart, aged 21, a weaver, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Salus" in 1833
  • John Lockhart, aged 28, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Quintin Leitch" in 1833
  • Margaret Lockhart, aged 21, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Neptune" in 1834
  • John Lockhart, aged 40, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ranger" in 1834
  • Jane Lockhart, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ranger" in 1834

Lockhart Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Isabella Lockhart arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Emma" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY EMMA 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837LadyEmma.htm
  • Margaret Lockhart, Scottish convict from Stirling, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on October 4, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

Lockhart Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Isabella Lockhart, aged 21, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bengal Merchant" in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lockhart (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lockhart (post 1700)



  • 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
  • Ansel Lockhart, American Republican politician, Mayor of Delaware, Ohio, 1948-52
  • Andrew F. Lockhart, American politician, Representative from South Dakota 2nd District, 1922
  • Alfred Lockhart, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virgin Islands, 1956
  • A. J. Lockhart, American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 26th District, 1909-12
  • Arah C. Lockhart, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virgin Islands, 1996, 2008
  • ... (Another 41 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Lockhart Historic Events


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Lockhart Historic Events




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 on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Thomas J Lockhart, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Peter Lockhart, English Fireman from Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mr. James Lockhart, English 3rd Class passenger from England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Reginald Raphael Lockhart, Canadian 1st Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Lockhart


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Suggested Readings for the name Lockhart



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

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


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY EMMA 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837LadyEmma.htm
  2. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  5. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  6. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  8. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  11. ...

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This page was last modified on 29 November 2016 at 09:29.

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