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

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Lock Family Origin

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Lock Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lock family was Farming. The most common Lock occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Lock's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lock.

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Between 1943 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lock

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