Lockwood Family History

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Lockwood Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire, probably named in Old English as ‘enclosed wood’, from loc(a) ‘enclosure’ (see Lock) + wudu ‘wood’. It seems likely that all present-day bearers of the name descend from a single family which originated in this place. There is another place of the same name in Cleveland, first recorded in 1273 as Locwyt, from Old English loc(a) + Old Norse viðr ‘wood’, ‘brake’, but it is not clear whether it has given rise to a surname.

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

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

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Lockwood Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lockwood name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lockwood. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Lockwood Family Origin

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Lockwood Family Occupations

What did your Lockwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lockwood family was Carpenter. The most common Lockwood occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Lockwood's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lockwood.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Lockwood Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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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Lockwood Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lockwood ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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