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larkey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The origins of the larkey surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was 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 larkey family


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

Early History of the larkey family


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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 larkey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

larkey Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. larkey has been recorded under many different variations, including Lark, Larke, Larks, Laurk, Lauerk, Larkie, Larkey and others.

Early Notables of the larkey 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 larkey family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name larkey or a variant listed above:

larkey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Larkey went to New York in 1822

larkey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Francis Larkey, aged 28, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Forth" in 1833

larkey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Larkey, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Marion" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARION 1851 - HER HISTORY. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Marion.htm
  • Michael Larkey, aged 44, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sir Thomas Gresham" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 20th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sir Thomas Gresham 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sirthomasgresham1854.shtml.
  • Biddy Larkey, aged 20, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sir Thomas Gresham" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 20th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sir Thomas Gresham 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sirthomasgresham1854.shtml.
  • Catherine Larkey, aged 20, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sir Thomas Gresham" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 20th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sir Thomas Gresham 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sirthomasgresham1854.shtml.

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Citations


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARION 1851 - HER HISTORY. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Marion.htm
  2. ^ South Australian Register Monday 20th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sir Thomas Gresham 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sirthomasgresham1854.shtml.

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