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The LARKIN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 23,004 1418 0.009 85
United States (1880 census) 7,458 811 0.015 149
Change since 1880 +15546 -607 -0.006 -64
Other Countries
Australia 1,987 812 0.012 122
United Kingdom 5,647 1105 0.012 123
Top States for LARKIN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 2,072 818 0.011 109
California 1,944 1670 0.006 57
Florida 1,400 1463 0.009 88
Pennsylvania 1,252 1090 0.010 102
Texas 1,157 2061 0.006 55
Top States for LARKIN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 420 691 0.019 188
Massachusetts 1,156 735 0.018 182
Rhode Island 174 851 0.017 166
Connecticut 517 739 0.015 152
Vermont 87 1235 0.014 143


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called LARKIN live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called LARKIN represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called LARKIN in New York than any other state, but you are more likely to find a LARKIN by picking someone at random in Utah than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of LARKIN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Diminutive

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the LARKIN surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the LARKIN surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of LARKIN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 398 1.73
Mixed Race 306 1.33
Asian/Pacific 104 0.45
Native American/Alaskan 92 0.4
White (Caucasian) 19,333 84.04
Black/African American 2,772 12.05

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the LARKIN surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of LARKIN in historical publications


Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to LARKIN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LARKIN.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for LARKIN

The following words are slight variants of LARKIN that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.