The name laurk is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. laurk was a name used 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 laurk family
The surname laurk was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the laurk family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laurk 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 laurk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
laurk Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of laurk include Lark, Larke, Larks, Laurk, Lauerk, Larkie, Larkey and others.
Early Notables of the laurk 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 laurk Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the laurk family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The laurk were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Alex and Mary Larkie, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1811; Daniel Larkey to New York in 1822; and Chris Larke to Colorado in 1893.