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Locke, sometimes spelled Lok, is a common Western surname of Germanic origin. It is also a Scottish surname and a romanization of the Chinese surname Luo.
Locke has multiple origins and meanings, including:
  from Old English, as an occupational surname for locksmiths or lock keepers; from Old English, Dutch, German, and English, as a toponym for one who had residence near an enclosure, particularly one that could be locked; a barrier, particularly that on a river; or a bridge; from Old English and Old High German, as a name for one with curly hair. from a romanization of "Lok", the Cantonese pronunciation of the Chinese surname Luo 駱/ 骆.
Locke is also the surname of a Scottish clan, with historic roots and a family seat in
Peeblesshire. Variations on this surname include Loch, Lock, Lochlair, and Locklair, among others.  People with this surname [ edit ] Alain LeRoy Locke (1885–1954), African American educator, writer, and philosopher David H. Locke (1927–2019), American politician and lawyer David Ross Locke (1833–1888), American journalist and humourist, also known by the pseudonym Petroleum V. Nasby Dean Jewett Locke (1823–1887), physician, founder of Lockeford, California Edwin A. Locke (born 1938), American psychologist known for the goal-setting theory developed with G. Latham Gary Locke (disambiguation) John Locke (1632–1704), English philosopher John Locke (American Professor) (1792–1856) John Locke (Canadian politician) (1825–1873), a Nova Scotia Senator 1867–1873 John Locke (Massachusetts) (1764–1855), member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1823–1829 John Locke (musician), (1943–2006) former member of the jazz-hard rock band "Spirit" John Locke (poet) (1847–1889), Irish poet, novelist and journalist whose best known poem is Dawn on the Irish Coast John Lok (c. 1520–?), English captain of a trading ship John L. Locke, contemporary American biolinguist, psycholinguist, child phonologist Fictional characters [ edit ] See also [ edit ] References [ edit ]
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