O'Lorcand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Many variations of the name O'Lorcand 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 O'Lorcand family

The surname O'Lorcand 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.

Important Dates for the O'Lorcand family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our O'Lorcand research. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1528, 1591, 1564, 1580, 1619 and 1609 are included under the topic Early O'Lorcand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

O'Lorcand Spelling Variations

Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name O'Lorcand revealed many variations, including Larkin, O'Larkin and others.

Early Notables of the O'Lorcand 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 O'Lorcand Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the O'Lorcand family

Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name O'Lorcand: William Larkin, who settled in Boston in 1630; Elizabeth Larkin, who settled in Virginia in 1637; Benjamin Larkin settled in Annapolis Maryland in 1720.

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