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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 Family Origin

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Larkin Family Occupations

What did your Larkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Fishing and Student were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Larkin. A less common occupation for the Larkin family was Fisherman. The most common Larkin occupation in Canada was Farmer. 23% of Larkin's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Fishing

    10%
  • Student

    6%
  • Fisherman

    6%

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 3,000 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Larkin. 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 Card

There are 1,000 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Larkin

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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