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Larkins Name Meaning

English: variant of Larkin 1 with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

Similar surnames: Lakins, Lamkins, Harkins, Parkins, Markins, Mankins, Lukins, Firkins

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Where is the Larkins family from?

You can see how Larkins families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Larkins family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Larkins families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Larkins families living in New York. This was about 15% of all the recorded Larkins's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Larkins families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Larkins surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Larkins ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Larkins. 19% of Larkins men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Larkins women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Larkins were Salesman and Housework. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Larkins. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Larkins. For the veterans among your Larkins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Larkins lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Larkins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Larkins in 1943 was 47, and 64 in 2004.

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