The Scottish and English surname Lockard is of Norman French origin and is derived from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements loc meaning “lock, or bolt” and hard meaning “hardy, or brave.” The record to the name in Scotland is a charter dated 1323 by which Sir Symon Locard bound himself and his heirs to pay out of the lands of Lee and Carnwath an annual rent of £10. Stephen Locard, grandfather of Sir Symon, founded the village of Stevenson in Ayrshire. The name is first recorded in the New World in 1711 when Penelope Lockard arrived in Virginia. Today there are approximately 6,000 bearers of the name Lockard living in the US.
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