surname "Locke" is English: a metonymic occupational name for a locksmith,
from Middle English, Old English loc (lock, fastening).
It's also a topographic name for someone who lived near an enclosure, a place
that could be locked, Middle English loke, Old English loca. Middle
English loke also came to be used to denote a barrier, in particular a barrier
on a river which could be opened and closed at will, and, by extension, a bridge.
The surname may thus also have been a metonymic occupational name for a lock-keeper.
family was first found in Peeblesshire, where they were seated from early times.
The Coat of Arms is gold with a black cross between two swans. The Crest is another
swan. The Motto, "Assiduitate," means "By assiduity, not by sloth."
lineage to this family traces back to WILLIAM LOCKE (b. @ 1559 in Dorset, England).
He married a woman named ELIZABETH (b: @ 1565), and they had one daughter we know
of, named EDITH LOCKE (b: ABT. 1590 in Bridgeport, St. Mary's, Dorsetshire, England).
She married JOHN MACOMBER (b. 1585 in Bridgeport,
St. Mary's, Dorsetshire, England). Edith died on 10 MAY 1636 in Bridgeport, St.
Mary's, Dorsetshire, England, and is buried at St. Mary's, in Dorsetshire, along
with her husband, who died on the sixth of July, 1650, in Bridgeport. But they
had a lot of children first...
OF EDITH LOCKE AND JOHN MACOMBER
MACOMBER b: 12 Sep 1608. No further information.|
MACOMBER b: @ 25 Mar 1610. Christened at Bridgeport, St. Mary's, Dorsetshire,
MACOMBER b: 11 Nov 1611. No further information.|
MACOMBER b: 26 Oct 1613. No further information.|
MACOMBER b: 23 Nov 1615. No further information.|
MACOMBER b: 24 Aug 1617. No further information.|
MACOMBER b: 3 Dec 1619. No further information.|
MACOMBER b: 12 Oct 1621. No further information.|
MACOMBER b: 14 Sep 1623. Family listed below.|
MACOMBER b: 27 Dec 1625. No further information.|
MACOMBER b: 2 Dec 1627. No further information.|
LOCKE (b. @ 1559) married ELIZABETH (b: @ 1565) and begat...
LOCKE (b: @. 1590), who married JOHN MACOMBER (b.
1585 ) and begat...
SARAH MACUMBER (1645 - 1681), who married WILLIAM
BRIGGS (b: @1649) and begat...
BRIGGS (1680 - 1750), who married HANNAH ROCHET and
BRIGGS (1710 - 1754) who married ESTHER FINNEY, and
BRIGGS JR. (1750 - 1835) who married SARAH or RHODA WATTLES (1759 - 1845) and
BRIGGS (b. 1773), who married CONTENT CLINTON and begat...
BRIGGS (1811 - 1867) who married DAVID SANDERSON
(1804 - 1884) and begat...
SANDERSON (1839 - 1921) who married LABAN HAUSE (1831 -
1906) and begat...
HAUSE (1867 - 1951) who married FLADELLA RAYMOND
(1869 - 1961) and begat...
HAUSE (1891 - 1972) who married MARJORIE MARCHANT
(1892 - 1939) who begat...
MARCHANT HAUSE, SR. (1917 - 1983) who married JEANNE
BRUNNER (1918 - 2000) and begat...
MARCHANT HAUSE, JR. (b. 1939) who married MARTHA
WENK (b. 1940) and begat...
JEFF (who married LORI ANN DOTSON), KATHY (who married HAL
LARSEN), ERIC (who married MARY
MOONSAMMY), and MICHELE HAUSE (who married JOHN SCOTT HOUSTON).