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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.

larkey Early Origins



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

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larkey Spelling Variations


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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.

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larkey Early History


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larkey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our larkey 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 larkey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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larkey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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larkey Early Notables (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 larkey 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



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, 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, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Marion"
  • Michael Larkey, aged 44, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sir Thomas Gresham"
  • Biddy Larkey, aged 20, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sir Thomas Gresham"
  • Catherine Larkey, aged 20, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sir Thomas Gresham"

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    11. ...

    The larkey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The larkey 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.

    This page was last modified on 2 December 2013 at 07:13.

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