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Irish Surname - Larkin

Origin of the Surname Larkin

The surname Larkin is of Irish origin, derived from the Gaelic name 'Ó Lorcáin' meaning 'descendant of Lorcán', a name implying 'fierce' or 'warlike'. Primarily found in the eastern counties of Ireland, especially in Galway, Mayo, and Clare, the Larkin name has spread globally, with notable populations in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Historical records suggest the Larkin family were significant in Irish society, holding lands and titles before the 17th century.

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