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Lockley Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): habitational name from some minor place, such as Lockleywood in Hinstock, Shropshire, which is named from Old English loc(a) ‘enclosure’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘glade’.

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


Similar surnames: Hockley, Loxley, Oakley, Bickley, Rackley, Beckley, Buckley, Shockley

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Where is the Lockley family from?

You can see how Lockley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lockley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lockley families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Lockley families living in Virginia. This was about 67% of all the recorded Lockley's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Lockley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lockley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lockley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lockley. 44% of Lockley men worked as a Laborer and 26% of Lockley women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lockley were Pantry Man and Servant.

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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
    44%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Oysterman
    4%
  • Pantry Man
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    26%
  • Domestic
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Servant
    10%
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Lockley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lockley 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 Lockley. 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 Lockley. For the veterans among your Lockley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lockley lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Lockley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Lockley in 1950 was 55, and 68 in 2004.

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