Larkin Family History

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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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Larkin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Larkin name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Larkin. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Larkin Family Origin

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Larkin Family Occupations

What did your Larkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Larkin. The most common Larkin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Larkin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Larkin family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Larkin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 197,000 census records available for the last name Larkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Larkin 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 32,000 immigration records available for the last name Larkin. 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 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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Larkin Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Larkin 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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