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The Anglo-Saxon name Lockley comes from when the family resided in the region of Loxley in Staffordshire. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Lockley is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Lockley Early Origins



The surname Lockley was first found in Staffordshire at Loxley, a liberty, in the parish and union of Uttoxeter, S. division of the hundred of Totmonslow. Alternatively the family could have originated in the parish of Loxley in Warwickshire. The latter was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Locheslei [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and literally meant "woodland clearing of a man called "Locc," from the Old English personal name + "leah." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Interestingly, "Charles I. slept at the old mansion-house of Loxley the night before the battle of Edge-Hill, and many of those who were slain in the engagement were buried in the churchyard here." [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Richard de Lokesley, taillour, temp. 14 Edward III was listed in the Freemen of York and the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Thomas de Lokeslay. [5]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)

John de Lokkesleye was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire in 1275 and a few years later, John de Loxelegh was listed in the Feet of Fines for Surrey (1315-1316.) [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


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Lockley Spelling Variations


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Lockley Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Lockley include Loxley, Lockley, Locksley and others.

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Lockley Early History


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Lockley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lockley research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 118 and 1180 are included under the topic Early Lockley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lockley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lockley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Lockley Notables 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Lockley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Lockley, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Ricd Lockley, aged 51, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Charles Lockley, who settled in Virginia in 1638
  • Charles Lockley, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • Ann Lockley, who landed in Virginia in 1648

Lockley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Lockley, who arrived in Virginia in 1745

Lockley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • W Lockley landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1838
  • Henry Lockley, aged 24, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • Elizabeth Lockley, aged 22, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • Alice Lockley, aged under 1, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • Harriett Lockley, aged 23, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lockley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lockley (post 1700)



  • Michael "Mike" Lockley (b. 1988), American football linebacker
  • Sidney L. Lockley, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 25th District, 1956
  • George Lockley, American Republican politician, Postmaster at East Saginaw, Michigan, 1871
  • Addison Lockley (b. 1991), English Rugby Union player from Taunton, England
  • Dr Martin G. Lockley, English palaeontologist
  • Lieutenant J. G. Lockley, Royal Navy base leader, biologist, and meteorologist at Port Lockroy in 1945, eponym of Lockley Point, Antarctica
  • Ven. Harold Lockley, Archdeacon of Leicester
  • Ronald Mathias Lockley (1903-2000), Welsh naturalist and author

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Lockley Historic Events


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Lockley Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Reginald Orlando Lockley (b. 1941), British Lieutenant Commander, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, was wounded in action 1941

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  5. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  6. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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The Lockley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lockley 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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