Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a 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 lawrerk family
Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the lawrerk family
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lawrerk Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name lawrerk has undergone many spelling variations, including Lark, Larke, Larks, Laurk, Lauerk, Larkie, Larkey and others.
Early Notables of the lawrerk 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 lawrerk family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name lawrerk were among those contributors: Alex and Mary Larkie, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1811; Daniel Larkey to New York in 1822; and Chris Larke to Colorado in 1893.
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