Last name: LOCK

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LOCK : This last name is indexed 160,463 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

LOCK : 1: English: 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.2: English Dutch and German: nickname for a person with fine hair or curly hair from Middle English loc Middle High German lock(e) ‘lock (of hair) curl’. Compare Lok.3: Americanized form of German Loch.4: Chinese: variant of Lok.

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