The Scottish and English surname is of occupational origin. The name Loucks is derived from look meaning “a leek” or(knof)look menaing “garlic” hence a metonymic nickname for a grower or seller of leeks or garlic. The first recorded written reference to the name Loucks is in Berwickshire, Scotland in 1567. A notable bearer of the name Loucks was the Canadian conservative politician William John Loucks from Battersea Ontario.
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