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lawtherk History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name lawtherk is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was a name for someone 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 lawtherk family


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

Early History of the lawtherk family


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lawtherk Spelling Variations


lawtherk has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name lawtherk have been found, including Lark, Larke, Larks, Laurk, Lauerk, Larkie, Larkey and others.

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


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first lawtherks to arrive on North American shores: 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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