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Many variations of the name Larkin have evolved since the time of its initial creation. In Gaelic it appeared as O Lorcain, which is derived from the old personal name Lorc, which means rough or fierce.

Larkin Early Origins



The surname Larkin was first found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Larkin Spelling Variations


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Larkin Spelling Variations



The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name Larkin were encountered in the archives: Larkin, O'Larkin and others.

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Larkin Early History


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Larkin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Larkin research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1528, 1591, 1564, 1580, 1619 and 1609 are included under the topic Early Larkin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Larkin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Larkin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name at this time was Thomas Lorkin (c.15281591), an English churchman, academic and physician, Regius Professor of Physic at Cambridge from 1564; and William...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Larkin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North Ameri ca. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Larkin family came to North America quite early:

Larkin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Larkin, who settled in Boston in 1630
  • Eliz Larkin, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Elizabeth Larkin, who settled in Virginia in 1637
  • Edward Larkin, who arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1640
  • William Larkin, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Larkin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Benjamin Larkin settled in Annapolis Maryland in 1720
  • John Larkin, who landed in Virginia in 1769-1770
  • Ann Larkin, who arrived in America in 1797

Larkin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John P Larkin, who arrived in America in 1802
  • Miss W Larkin, who arrived in New York, NY in 1810
  • Mary Larkin, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1813
  • Jane Larkin, aged 30, landed in America in 1821
  • Patrick Larkin, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Larkin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Michael Larkin, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1832
  • Joseph Larkin, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1837
  • Miss. Ellen Larkin who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec but died on Grosse Isle on 28th June 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 38)
  • Mr. James Larkin, aged 50 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Greenock" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 38)
  • Miss. Julia Larkin, aged 11 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Triton" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 38)

Larkin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Martin Larkin, a herdsman, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Thomas Larkin, a joiner, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Patrick Larkin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Birman" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BIRMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Birman.htm
  • Samuel Larkin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolivar" in 1850
  • Michael Larkin, aged 18, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Larkin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Michael Larkin, aged 17, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Douglas" in 1873
  • James Larkin, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874
  • Julia Larkin, aged 23, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874
  • Catherine Larkin, aged 1, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874
  • Michael Larkin, aged 2 mths., arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Larkin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Larkin (post 1700)



  • Deacon John Larkin (1735-1807), American ordained minister of the First Congregational Church in Charlestown, Massachusetts who helped Paul Revere by securing a horse for his famous "Midnight Ride"
  • Milt Larkin (1910-1996), American jazz trumpeter and bandleader
  • Lieutenant-General Thomas Bernard Larkin (1890-1968), American Assistant Chief of Staff (G-4) US Army (1950-1952)
  • Thomas O. Larkin (1802-1858), American merchant and diplomatic agent, signer of the original California Constitution
  • Oliver Waterman Larkin (1896-1970), American art historian
  • Barry Larkin (b. 1964), retired American Major League Baseball player
  • William H. Larkin Jr., American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1928
  • William J. Larkin Jr., American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1979-90; Member of New York State Senate 39th District, 1991-
  • William T. Larkin, American Democrat politician, Chair of Livingston County Democratic Party, 1936-42; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1940, 1944, 1948
  • William T. Larkin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972
  • ... (Another 53 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Larkin Historic Events


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Larkin Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. James J. Larkin, English Greaser from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Citations


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  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 38)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BIRMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Birman.htm

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
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The Larkin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Larkin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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