Lockwood History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient history of the Lockwood name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in the place called Lockwood that was in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Lockwood is a habitation name that was originally derived from the Old English words loca and wudu, meaning enclosure and wood. [1] Therefore the original bearers of the surname lived in or near a forest in Yorkshire.

Early Origins of the Lockwood family

The surname Lockwood was first found in West Yorkshire at Lockwood, a chapelry, in the parish of Almondbury. The village is a rural suburb to the town of Huddersfield and is located in the vale of the river Holme.

One reference claims Lockwood was originally called North Crosland and part of the Crosland family estate but was taken over by the Lockwood family after a series of disputes between the both families.

However, this claim is rather dubious and should be questioned as the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Willelmus de Lokewod and Thomas de Lockewod holding lands at that time. [2] Lockwood is also a civil parish in the unitary authority of Redcar & Cleveland in North Yorkshire.

Early History of the Lockwood family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lockwood research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lockwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lockwood Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Lockwood include Lockwood, Lockward and others.

Early Notables of the Lockwood family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Lockwood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Lockwood migration to the United States +

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled 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 ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Lockwood or a variant listed above:

Lockwood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edmund Lockwood and his wife Elizabeth and child settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630
  • Edmund Lockwood, who landed in New England in 1631 [3]
  • Anthony Lockwood, who arrived in Maryland in 1665 [3]
  • Robert Lockwood, who landed in Maryland in 1666 [3]
Lockwood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Susannah Lockwood, who landed in Virginia in 1713 [3]
  • Joshua Lockwood, who arrived in America in 1794 [3]
Lockwood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Lockwood, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [3]
  • S Lockwood, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [3]
  • J R Lockwood, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [3]
  • J Lockwood, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [3]
  • J D Lockwood, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Lockwood migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lockwood Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Amos Lockwood U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 374 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [4]
  • Mrs. Mary Lockwood U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 534 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [4]
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Lockwood U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 487 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [4]
  • Miss Phebe Lockwood U.E. (b. 1782), aged 1 who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 39 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [4]
  • Miss Sarah Lockwood U.E. (b. 1772), aged 11 who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 588 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Lockwood migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Lockwood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Lockwood, English convict who was convicted in North Riding, Yorkshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Aurora" on 3rd November 1833, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [5]
  • Mr. John Lockwood, English convict who was convicted in West Riding, Yorkshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Barossa" on 8th December 1839, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [6]
  • Joseph Lockwood, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Sea Queen" [7]
  • Samuel Lockwood, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Brothers" in 1850 [8]
  • Joseph Lockwood, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sea Queen" in 1850 [7]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Lockwood migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Lockwood Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Daniel Lockwood, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Daniel Lockwood, aged 27, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • John Lockwood, aged 21, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • James Lockwood, who landed in Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand in 1843
  • Mr. Daniel Lockwood, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Eastfield" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 12th December 1857 [9]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Lockwood (post 1700) +

  • James Lockwood (1683-1769), American politician, Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from Norwalk (1721-1726)
  • James Booth Lockwood (1852-1884), American Arctic explorer; he died on the ill-fated Lady Franklin Bay Expedition
  • Brigadier-General Benjamin Curtis Jr. Lockwood (1888-1980), American Assistant Chief of Staff (G-2), 4th Army (1946-1947) [10]
  • Normand Lockwood (1906-2002), award-winning American composer
  • Gary Lockwood (b. 1937), American actor perhaps best known for his iconic 1968 role as the astronaut Dr. Frank Poole in 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Annea Lockwood (b. 1939), New Zealand born American composer
  • James Lockwood, English professional rugby league footballer who plays for Featherstone Rovers
  • Johnny Lockwood (1920-2013), English-born actor of theatre, television and film
  • Margaret Lockwood CBE (1916-1990), English actress, notable for her performance in the 1945 Gainsborough movie, The Wicked Lady
  • Betty Lockwood (1924-2019), Baroness Lockwood,, British political activist and life peer, Member of the House of Lords (1978–2017)
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Royal Oak
  • William Lockwood (d. 1939), British Stoker 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [11]
RMS Lusitania
  • Miss Lily Lockwood, (née Lillian), American 3rd Class passenger from Harrison, New Jersey, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered [12]
  • Master Clifford Lockwood, American 3rd Class passenger from Harrison, New Jersey, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [12]
  • Mrs. Florence Lockwood, American 3rd Class passenger from Harrison, New Jersey, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [12]


Suggested Readings for the name Lockwood +

  • 1570 Some Descendants of Edmund Lockwood (1594-1635) of Cambridge, Massachusetts by Harriet Woodbury Hodge, Descendants of Phebe Walter & Isaak Lockwood by Nancy Hawlick Stein.

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  5. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th August 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/aurora
  6. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 24th September 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/barossa
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SEA QUEEN 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850SeaQueen.htm
  8. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BROTHERS 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Brothers.htm
  9. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  10. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, April 2) Benjamin Lockwood. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Lockwood/Benjamin_Curtis_Jr./USA.html
  11. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
  12. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


Houseofnames.com on Facebook
Shipping
Fastest Delivery Possible

Digital Products on Checkout, all other products filled in 1 business day

Money Back
Money Back Guarantee

Yes, all products 100% Guaranteed

Support
BBB A+ Rating

The Best Rating possible

Payment
Secure Online Payment

Entire site uses SSL / Secure Certificate