Many variations of the name Lorcent have evolved since the time of its initial creation. In Gaelic it appeared as O Lorcain, which is derived from the old personal name
Lorc, which means rough or fierce.
Early Origins of the Lorcent family
The surname Lorcent was first found in County Galway
(Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht
, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Lorcent family
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Lorcent Spelling Variations
A name was often recorded during the Middle Ages under several different spelling variations
during the life of its bearer because literacy was rare there was no real push to clearly define any of the languages found in the British Isles at that time. Variations found of the name Lorcent include Larkin, O'Larkin and others.
Early Notables of the Lorcent family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name at this time was Thomas Lorkin (c.1528–1591), an English churchman, academic and physician, Regius Professor of Physic at Cambridge from 1564; and William... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lorcent Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lorcent family to the New World and Oceana
Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North America. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine
during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Lorcent: William Larkin, who settled in Boston in 1630; Elizabeth Larkin, who settled in Virginia in 1637; Benjamin Larkin settled in Annapolis Maryland in 1720.