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Lockhart Name Meaning

Scottish: of uncertain origin, probably from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements loc ‘lock’, ‘bolt’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. English: occupational name for a herdsman in charge of a sheep or cattlefold, from Old English loc ‘enclosure’, ‘fold’ + hierde ‘herd(er)’. Americanized form of German Luckhardt.

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


Similar surnames: Flockhart, Lockard, Moothart, Machart, Liebhart, Locker, Hockert

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Where is the Lockhart family from?

You can see how Lockhart families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lockhart family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lockhart families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 24 Lockhart families living in Virginia. This was about 13% of all the recorded Lockhart's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Lockhart families in 1840.
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What did your Lockhart ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lockhart. 20% of Lockhart men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Lockhart women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lockhart were Truck Driver and Housewife.

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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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Cook
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

There are 129,000 census records available for the last name Lockhart. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lockhart 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Lockhart. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Lockhart. For the veterans among your Lockhart ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lockhart lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Lockhart life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Lockhart in 1943 was 57, and 71 in 2004.

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