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lark History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name lark has a history dating as far back as the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who can sing beautifully like a lark. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.


Early Origins of the lark family


The surname lark was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the lark family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lark research.
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lark Spelling Variations


Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name lark have been found, including Lark, Larke, Larks, Laurk, Lauerk, Larkie, Larkey and others.

Early Notables of the lark family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include Ralph Larke, a prominent 13th century landholder in Norfolk; Joan Larke (c.1490-after 1529), English mistress of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, and the...
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Migration of the lark family to the New World and Oceana


Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name lark, or a variant listed above:

lark Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mark Lark, aged 35, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Lark, aged 17, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

lark Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Alfred Lark, aged 24, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Telegraph"

lark Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Lark, aged 34, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
  • Miss Gertrude Lark, (b. 1866), aged 9, Cornish settler departing on 4th December 1875 aboard the ship "Rangitiki" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 16th February 1876 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • Mr. Harry Lark, (b. 1870), aged 5, Cornish settler departing on 4th December 1875 aboard the ship "Rangitiki" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 16th February 1876 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • Mrs. Mary M. Lark, (b. 1844), aged 31, Cornish settler departing on 4th December 1875 aboard the ship "Rangitiki" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 16th February 1876 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • Mr. William Lark, (b. 1837), aged 38, Cornish mason departing on 4th December 1875 aboard the ship "Rangitiki" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 16th February 1876 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name lark (post 1700)


  • Tobi Lark (b. 1941), American-born Canadian soul and gospel singer
  • Michael Lark, American comics artist for DC Comics' Batman, Terminal City, Gotham Central and for Marvel's The Pulse and Captain America
  • Maria Lark (b. 1997), Russian-American television actress
  • James W. "Jim" Lark III, Ph. D., American professor of systems engineering and applied mathematics at the University of Virginia
  • Hoyt Webb Lark (1893-1971), American politician, Republican State Senator and Mayor of Cranston, Rhode Island (1945-1953)
  • Sarah Lark (b. 1983), Welsh singer and actress
  • Frank Edwin Lark (1887-1946), New Zealand politician, Member of the Legislative Council (1936-1946)
  • Lark Fox, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Franklin County, 1822-24 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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