Larkham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Larkham family

The surname Larkham was first found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1576 when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Larkham family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Larkham research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1602 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Larkham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Larkham Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Larkham are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Larkham include: Larcombe, Larcomb, Larkom, Larcom, Larcum, Larkham, Larcumb, Larcumbe, Lacombe, Lacom, Lacomb, Lacum, Lacumb and many more.

Early Notables of the Larkham family (pre 1700)

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United States Larkham migration to the United States +

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Larkham or a variant listed above:

Larkham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Larkham, who arrived in New England in 1640 [1]


  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)


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