Lockington is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England
with the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Lockington family lived in Lockington, a small village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Lockington family
The surname Lockington was first found in East Yorkshire
at Lockington, a small village and civil parish that dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 when it was listed as Locheton. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The place name literally means "estate associated with a man called Loca."
Alternatively, the first element could have been derived from the Old English word "locing" which meant "enclosure." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Lockington is also a village in the Leicestershire parish of Lockington cum Hemington about seven miles from Loughborough. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6) This latter village is home to Lockington Hall is a 17th-century country house. The two manors of Lockington (Nether Hall and Over Hall) were anciently held by the Abbot and Convent of Leicester but both were sold after the Dissolution of the Monasteries. As of 1973, the hall was converted for use as offices.
Early History of the Lockington family
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Lockington Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Lockton, Lokton, Lockston, Loxton, Loketon, Locktone, Lockten and many more.
Early Notables of the Lockington family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lockington family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Lockington or a variant listed above:
Lockington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Elmor Lockington, who landed in Virginia in 1654 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)
Lockington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Lockington, aged 29, who arrived in America, in 1893
- A. H. Lockington, aged 19, who arrived in America, in 1894
- Barney Lockington, aged 17, who arrived in America, in 1897
- Mrs. Wm. Lockington, aged 65, who arrived in America, in 1897
Lockington Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- William Henry Lockington, aged 45, who arrived in America from Cootehill, Ireland, in 1913
- William Joseph Lockington, aged 43, who arrived in America from Dublin, Ireland, in 1913
- George Surntoni Lockington, aged 26, who arrived in America from Sydney, Australia, in 1914
Lockington Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- James Lockington, aged 25, a farmer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lauderdale" in 1874
- Mary A. Lockington, aged 24, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lauderdale" in 1874
Contemporary Notables of the name Lockington (post 1700)
- David Lockington (b. 1956), American music director of the Grand Rapids Symphony
- William Neale Lockington (1840-1902), English zoologist, curator of the California Academy of Sciences museum (1875-1881)
- Andrew Lockington, Canadian film score composer, awarded the Breakout Composer of the Year Award in 2009