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Lark Family History

Lark Surname Meaning

English: nickname perhaps for a good singer from Middle English from Middle English larke laverak laverok leverok leverk loverke ‘lark’ (Old English lāwerce lǣwerce).

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


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 USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 29 Lark families living in Ontario. This was about 46% of all the recorded Lark's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Lark families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lark surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lark ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Lark. 58% of Lark men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Lark women worked as a 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 1921

  • Farmer
    58%
  • Student
    22%
  • Labourer
    11%
  • Engineer
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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Census Records

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 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 Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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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