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Lark Family History

Lark Name Meaning

nickname for a merry person or an early riser, from Middle English lavero(c)k, lark (Old English lawerce). It was perhaps also a metonymic occupational name for someone who netted the birds and sold them for the cooking pot. from a medieval personal name, a byform of Lawrence, derived by back-formation from Larkin.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Park, Mark, Bark, Clark, Lank, Dark, Hark, Sark, Clare, Wark

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Where is the Lark family from?

You can see how Lark families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lark family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lark families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Lark families living in Virginia. This was about 32% of all the recorded Lark's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Lark families in 1840.
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What did your Lark ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lark. 23% of Lark men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Lark women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lark were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    12%
  • Laundress
    10%
  • Cook
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Lark. 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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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Lark. For the veterans among your Lark ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lark lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Lark life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Lark in 1957 was 71, and 76 in 2004.

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