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Lockey Family History

Lockey Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Locka in Melling (Lancashire). The placename derives from Old English loc ‘lock enclosure fold’ + haga ‘hedge enclosure’. Scottish: from a pet form of Lucas . Compare Lockie .

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


Similar surnames: Yockey, Lockie, Lackey, Lowrey, Lokey, Mackey, Lucken, Locker, Dickey

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Where is the Lockey family from?

You can see how Lockey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lockey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lockey families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Lockey families living in Vermont. This was about 28% of all the recorded Lockey's in USA. Vermont had the highest population of Lockey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lockey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lockey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lockey. 23% of Lockey men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Lockey women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lockey were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Waitress
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Maid
    6%
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Lockey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lockey 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lockey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Lockey. For the veterans among your Lockey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lockey lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Lockey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Lockey in 1950 was 71, and 79 in 2004.

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