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Lock Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a locksmith, from Middle English, Old English loc ‘lock’, ‘fastening’. English: topographic name for someone who lived near an enclosure, a place that could be locked, Middle English loke, Old English loca (a derivative of loc as in 1). Middle English loke also came to be used to denote a barrier, in particular a barrier on a river which could be opened and closed at will, and, by extension, a bridge. The surname may thus also have been a metonymic occupational name for a lock-keeper. English, Dutch, and German: nickname for a person with fine hair, or curly hair, from Middle English loc, Middle High German lock(e) ‘lock (of hair)’, ‘curl’. Americanized spelling of German Loch.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Rock, Mock, Block, Klock, Flock, Glock, Hock, Dock, Look, Plock

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Lock Family Origin

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Lock Family Occupations

What did your Lock ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Lock. 2% of Lock men worked as a General Labourer and 52% of Lock women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lock were Bricklayer and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    2%
  • Builders Labourer
    1%
  • Carpenter
    1%
  • Bricklayer
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    52%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Lock Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 249,000 census records available for the last name Lock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lock census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Lock. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 23,000 military records available for the last name Lock. For the veterans among your Lock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lock Life Expectancy

What is the average Lock lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Lock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Lock in 1943 was 46, and 70 in 2004.

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