The name Lockston was brought to England
in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Lockston family lived in Lockton, which was the name of a chapelry in the parish of Middleton, in North Riding of Yorkshire
. The place-name Lockton is derived from the Old English word loc(a),
which means enclosure.
In Old English, this word took on the additional meaning of a bridge.
The second part of the place-name ton
is derived from the Old English word tun,
which means settlement
or village. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early Origins of the Lockston family
The surname Lockston was first found in the North Riding of Yorkshire
at Lockton, a small village and civil parish in the Ryedale district that dates back to the Domesday Book
where it was listed as Locheton, part of the King's land and the under-tenant from whom this family name is conjecturally descended remains a mystery but was probably one of the King's favorites. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Early History of the Lockston family
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Lockston Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Lockston have been found, including Lockton, Lokton, Lockston, Loxton, Loketon, Locktone, Lockten and many more.
Early Notables of the Lockston family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lockston family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Lockston were among those contributors: 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..