The English surname Lockett, also found in Ireland, is of nickname origin being derived from from a pet form of the personal name Luck, a variant of Luke. The first recorded reference to the name is in 1275 when Eudo Loket is recorded in the "Hundred Rolls of Norfolk." A family named Lockett have been established in Cheshire for over 600 years. Henry Loket, named in a deed dated 1348, held land in Withington, and since the 16th Century the family has held land at Sweltenham. The name was first introduced to the New World in 1675 when Martha Lockett arrived in Maryland. Today there are approximately 13,000 bearers of the name Lockett living in the United States.