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Larkin Name Meaning

English: from a medieval personal name, a pet form of Lawrence, formed with the addition of the Middle English suffix -kin (of Low German origin). Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Lorcáin ‘descendant of Lorcán’, a personal name from a diminutive of lorc ‘fierce’, ‘cruel’, which was sometimes used as an equivalent to Lawrence.

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


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 the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 94 Larkin families living in New York. This was about 36% of all the recorded Larkin's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Larkin families in 1840.
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What did your Larkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Larkin. 13% of Larkin men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Larkin women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Larkin were Clerk 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
    13%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
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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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