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The Lokai surname comes from the Polish word "lokaj," which meant "valet" or "footman."
Early Origins of the Lokai family
The surname Lokai was first found in Polesie, the largest province of Poland. It is inhabited by Ruthenians, called Polesians, of Ukrainian descent. The main towns are those of Brest Litovsk, Pinsk, Kobryn, Kamenets, Litovsk, and Luninets. It was in this province that the renowned Radziwills and Sapiehas held their vast estates. The surname became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Early History of the Lokai family
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Lokai Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lokai, Lokaj, Lochocki, Lochowski, Lochynski, Luchowsky, Lokaiwski and many more.
Early Notables of the Lokai family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lokai family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Maria Lokay, who arrived at New York, NY in 1875; and Wm. Lochotzki, who was naturalized in Ohio between the years 1864-1876.