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The Lockyer name was originally an Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a locksmith. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. Occupational names have remained fairly common in the modern period. This is attested to by the continuing appearance of occupational suffixes at the end of many English surnames. Some of these suffixes include: herd, monger, maker, hewer, smith, and wright.

Lockyer Early Origins



The surname Lockyer was first found in Warwickshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Lockyer Spelling Variations


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Lockyer Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Lockyer has undergone many spelling variations, including Lockyer, Lockyers, Lockier, Lokier, Locker, Lockweer and many more.

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Lockyer Early History


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Lockyer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lockyer research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1294, 1698, 1771, 1611 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Lockyer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lockyer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lockyer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lockyer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. 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 Lockyer were among those contributors:

Lockyer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Lockyer, who came to Virginia in 1663

Lockyer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Lockyer, who arrived in Rhode Island in 1701
  • Jacob and Barbara Lockyer, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1766

Lockyer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • T.A. Lockyer arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Buckinghamshire 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  • Henry Lockyer arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF Northumberland - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm
  • Caroline Lockyer arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm
  • Clementina Lockyer arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm
  • George Robert Lockyer arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lockyer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Lockyer landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Timothy Lockyer landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842
  • Thomas Lockyer, aged 39, a carpenter, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Elizabeth Lockyer, aged 39, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • William Lockyer, aged 19, a carpenter, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lockyer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lockyer (post 1700)



  • William Westwood Lockyer (b. 1941), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; Member of California State Senate
  • Bill Lockyer (b. 1941), American lawyer and Democratic politician
  • Malcolm Lockyer (1923-1976), American film composer and conductor
  • Darren Lockyer (b. 1977), Australian rugby league footballer
  • Sir Joseph Norman Lockyer FRS (1836-1920), British astronomer who discovered element helium, and founded "Nature" magazine
  • Edmund Lockyer (1784-1860), British soldier and explorer of Australia, eponym of Lockyer Creek and Lockyer Valley, Queensland
  • William Westwood "Bill" Lockyer (b. 1941), State Treasurer of California

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Lockyer Historic Events


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Lockyer Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Edward Thomas Lockyer (d. 1912), aged 21, English Third Class passenger from Sandhurst, Kent who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm

Other References

  1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Lockyer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lockyer 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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