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Recorded in several forms as shown below, this ancient surname is English or sometimes Irish. If English it is derived from a diminutive of the pre 10th century Old French personal name Lawrence or Laurence, itself derived from the Roman word meaning "victory". To this has been added the suffix "-kin", meaning a close relative or perhaps son of. If Irish it is a developed form of the Gaelic surname O'Lorcain, the prefix O' meaning "male descendant of", with the suffix Lorcan, originally a personal name meaning fierce or cruel! The surname is recorded in England in the13th century (see below), and another early recording is that of Thomas Lorkyn, in the Subsidy Rolls of Cambridgeshire in 1327...

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Jerome Patrick Larkin

I am the youngest great grandson of Patrick Larkin, born in County Roscommon in 1832. Accordingly to family lore, he travelled by ship to New York City with an older sister when about 15 years old, but they lost each other on the docks after landing. He went on to marry Joanna Healy in Dunkirk NY on the shores of Lake, and they had 6 sons - William James [my grandfather, born April 1862], Daniel Lucien, Charles, Thomas, Minor and a boy Laurence who died quite young. My father, William James Larkin, Jr., was born in Chicago in 1890. There was also a family tale about some of the Larkins stealing sheep back in Roscommon - but the who didin't!

Peter Larkin

My ancestor Peter John Larkin b:1839, married Eliza Ann Beattie b:1849, date and place unknown. Trying to trace her parents. Can anyone help - please.

Alfred F Rose

My ancestor was Thomas LARKIN born about 1802 in County Monaghan. I suspect that he was from the Townland of Drumboat, Inishkeen, Co Monaghan. I also suspect that his mother's maiden name was HENRY. He married about 1838 or so to Ellen McGOUGH also born County Monaghan. Their first child was born in Ireland about 1839. This family emigrated to the state of Rhode Island in USA in 1841. They arrived port of NY on 26 May 1841 from Liverpool, England on ship "Gondola". They had an additional 6 children born in Rhode Island. Thomas Larkin was a teamster by occupation and maintained horses on public land. His first son born 1844 my great grandfather, became active in freedom for Irish Catholics back in Ireland. His name was James Wilson Larkin and he was elected to public office in the city of Pawtucket. He was a Major in RI state militia and became an honorary Colonel of his regiment and led the 1890 military parade in Pawtucket, listed in the pamphlet of the Centennial celebration of Samuel Slater Cotton Mill. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. When a young man, Col. Larkin was prominent in the Fenian movement in this state, and was the treasurer of the local committee.

Kerri Larkin

Hello my great granda was peter Larkin married to ann McCabe this was around 1860 , places in Ireland they are both from are shankill Monaghan . And corduff married in 1864 . They have 11 children one being my granda louis Larkin born in armagh county down 1926 ..he moved to London and married my name 1946 in wandsworth. He died 1995 . Just wondering if there is any larkins related to or cousins about


My granda was from county down armagh he died in 1995 his name was louis Larkin born in 1926 i also have connections with the Irish king Brian boru because in Gaelic are name Larkin means O'Lorcáin


William joseph larkin from Waterford

jennifer brunsdon

I am trying to trace the Larkin family I have William Joseph Larkin born 11 Nov 1903 in Waterford, his parents were Thomas Joseph Larkin and Ann Coughlin. Thomas is stated on the 1939 census in Bristol as being born on 22 Jun 1872 but can find no verification of this, he dies in Bristol, England on 23 Mar 1961 but does not state his birth date Thomas was a Grocer and on his marriage certificate it states that his father is John Larkin a Carpenter I can find no birth or death for him , but was told he may have come from Tipperary, I found a marriage in 1869 of a John Larkin to a Johanna Connelly 1869 in Kilkenny but don't know if this is the right couple, I know I need some help thanks Jenny


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