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Lockwood Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from one of three places called Lockwood one in Yorkshire one in North Yorkshire and another in Staffordshire. The Yorkshire and Staffordshire placenames both derive from Old English loc ‘lock enclosure fold’ + wudu ‘wood’. The North Yorkshire placename derives from Old English loc + Old Norse vithr ‘wood’. The surname appears to have migrated to East Anglia.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Packwood, Blackwood, Rockwood, Hopwood, Horwood, Silkwood, Armwood

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Where is the Lockwood family from?

You can see how Lockwood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lockwood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lockwood families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 4,249 Lockwood families living in Yorkshire. This was about 58% of all the recorded Lockwood's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Lockwood families in 1891.
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What did your Lockwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Lockwood. 7% of Lockwood men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Lockwood women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lockwood were Woollen Weaver and Incapacitated. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Woollen Weaver

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated
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Census Records

There are 305,000 census records available for the last name Lockwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lockwood census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Lockwood. 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 Cards

There are 37,000 military records available for the last name Lockwood. For the veterans among your Lockwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lockwood lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Lockwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Lockwood in 1943 was 64, and 76 in 2004.

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