The name Lockwoyd belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons
. It is a product of their having lived in the place called Lockwood that was in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. The surname Lockwoyd is a habitation
name that was originally derived from the Old English words loca
and wood. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Therefore the original bearers of the surname lived in or near a forest in Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Lockwoyd family
The surname Lockwoyd 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. 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) Lockwood is also a civil parish in the unitary authority of Redcar & Cleveland in North Yorkshire.
Early History of the Lockwoyd family
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Lockwoyd Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Lockwoyd include Lockwood, Lockward and others.
Early Notables of the Lockwoyd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lockwoyd family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Lockwoyd were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Edmund Lockwood and his wife Elizabeth and child settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630; Albert and Charles Lockwood arrived in Philadelphia in 1874; James and William Lockwood arrived in San Francisco in 1850..