The name larkay is of Anglo-Saxon
origin. It was 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 larkay family
The surname larkay was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the larkay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our larkay research.Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1275, 1332, 1584, 1520, 1679, 1490, 1529, 1544 and 1544 are included under the topic Early larkay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
larkay 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 larkay have been found, including Lark, Larke, Larks, Laurk, Lauerk, Larkie, Larkey and others.
Early Notables of the larkay 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... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early larkay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the larkay 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 powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the larkay surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: Alex and Mary Larkie, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1811; Daniel Larkey to New York in 1822; and Chris Larke to Colorado in 1893.