Lark Family History

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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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Lark Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lark name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lark. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Lark Family Origin

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Lark Family Occupations

What did your Lark ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lark family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lark. The most common Lark occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Lark's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lark ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lark Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Lark. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lark census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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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Draft Card

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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Lark Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lark ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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