Lokey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lokey family

The surname Lokey was first found in Peeblesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd nam Pùballan), former county in South-central Scotland, in the present day Scottish Borders Council Area, where they held a family seat from early times.

"William Lokky was chaplain in Glasgow, 1503, and John Loky is recorded in Strafrank in 1531. David Lokky was "ane of the maris generall of the sheriffdome" of Forfar in 1535, Quhintene Loke was burgess of Edinburgh in 1583 and John Lockie was retoured heir in the three mark lands of Martoune in the bailliary of Lauderdaill in 1670." [1]

Early History of the Lokey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lokey research. Another 186 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1623, 1609, 1720, 1741, 1588, 1565, 1616, 1527, 1600, 1602, 1679, 1660, 1665, 1663, 1665 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Lokey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lokey Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lockie, Lockey, Locky and others.

Early Notables of the Lokey family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Rowland Lockey (c. 1565-1616), an English Baroque era painter and goldsmith, best known for his near life-size painting "Family of Sir Thomas More" (1527). As the son of Leonard Lockey, a crossbow maker of the parish of St Bride's, Fleet Street, London, Lockey was apprenticed to Queen Elizabeth's miniaturist and goldsmith Nicholas Hilliard for eight years and was made a...
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Lokey Ranking

In the United States, the name Lokey is the 12,793rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]


United States Lokey migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lokey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Annie Lokey, aged 17, who immigrated to America, in 1896
  • Ethel Lokey, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States, in 1896
  • Irene Lokey, aged 16, who settled in America, in 1896
Lokey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Ethel Lokey, aged 28, who landed in America from Canal Zone, in 1907
  • Clarence Lokey, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1919
  • Robert J. Lokey, aged 35, who immigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • James Lokey, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1924

Contemporary Notables of the name Lokey (post 1700) +

  • Lorry I. Lokey (1927-2022), American businessperson and philanthropist from Portland, Oregon, founder of Business Wire in 1961 and donated in excess of $700 million to charities
  • William M. Lokey, American Station Manager at Palmer Station in 1975, eponym of Lokey Peak, Antarctica
  • William "Hicks" Lokey (1904-1990), American animator, best known for his work at Fleischer Studios
  • Derek Lokey (b. 1985), American football defensive tackle
  • Chuck Lokey, American politician, Representative from Tennessee 5th District, 1994 [3]


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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