Dorothy Lock

1698–Female
Wymondham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Dorothy

When Dorothy Lock was born in 1698, in Wymondham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, Jeremiah Lock, was 30 and her mother, Sarah, was 28. She married William Miles on 10 March 1721, in Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

William Miles
1696–
Dorothy Lock
1698–
Marriage: 10 March 1721
Sarah Miles
1725–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 March 1721Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (2)

    World Events (2)

    1801 · The Act of Union
    Age 103
    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
    1815
    Age 117
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    1 English: metonymic occupational name for a locksmith, from Middle English, Old English loc ‘lock’, ‘fastening’.2 English: topographic name for someone who lived near an enclosure, a place that could be locked, Middle English loke, Old English loca (a derivative of loc as in 1). 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.3 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’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Lockwood
    Lockyer
    Locker
    Lockman
    Locke
    Lok
    Lockridge
    Locks
    Laughton
    Loch

    Sources (2)

    • Dorothy Lock, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
    • Dorothy Lock, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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