Lockinton is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Lockinton family lived in Lockington, a small village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Lockinton family
The surname Lockinton 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 Lockinton family
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Lockinton Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Lockton, Lokton, Lockston, Loxton, Loketon, Locktone, Lockten and many more.
Early Notables of the Lockinton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lockinton family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Lockinton or a variant listed above: John Lockton, who was recorded in Barbados in 1678; William Logsden, who received a land patent in Maryland in 1673; John Lockton, who was naturalized in Detroit in 1853..