Lakin Family History
Lakin Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of Jewish Leykin (from Belarus), a metronymic from Leyke, a pet form of the Yiddish female personal name Leye, from the Hebrew female personal name Lea, from which English Leah is derived (see Genesis 29: 16) + the Slavic possessive suffix -in. English: from a medieval personal name, a diminutive of Lawrence. Compare Law 1 and Larkin.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press