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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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Where is the Lockwood family from?

You can see how Lockwood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lockwood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lockwood families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 390 Lockwood families living in New York. This was about 48% of all the recorded Lockwood's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Lockwood families in 1840.
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What did your Lockwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lockwood. 12% of Lockwood men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Lockwood women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lockwood were Clerk and Housekeeper.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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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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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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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