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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.

Lockington Early Origins



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. [1]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." [2]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. [3]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.


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Lockington Spelling Variations


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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.

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Lockington Early History


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Lockington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lockington research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1272, 1307, 1273 and 1648 are included under the topic Early Lockington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lockington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lockington Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lockington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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

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, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lauderdale" in 1874
  • Mary A. Lockington, aged 24, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lauderdale" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lockington (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Lockington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lockington Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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