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Larkin Name Meaning

English: from a medieval personal name a diminutive of Lar- Lor- both pet forms of Lawrence formed with the addition of the Middle English suffix -kin. Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Lorcáin ‘descendant of Lorcán’ a personal name from a diminutive of lorc ‘fierce cruel’. This Gaelic name was often regarded as an equivalent of English Lawrence .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Harkin, Lakin, Parkin, Markin, Laskin, Haskin, Makin, Hartin, Forkin

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Where is the Larkin family from?

You can see how Larkin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Larkin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Larkin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 565 Larkin families living in Lancashire. This was about 23% of all the recorded Larkin's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Larkin families in 1891.
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What did your Larkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Larkin. 14% of Larkin men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Larkin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Larkin were Dock Labourer and Incapacitated. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    14%
  • Builders Labourer
    8%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Dock Labourer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    69%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 30,000 military records available for the last name Larkin. For the veterans among your Larkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Larkin lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Larkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1941. The average life expectancy for Larkin in 1941 was 85, and 77 in 2004.

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