Lark Name Meaning

nickname for a merry person or an early riser, from Middle English lavero(c)k, lark (Old English lawerce). It was perhaps also a metonymic occupational name for someone who netted the birds and sold them for the cooking pot. from a medieval personal name, a byform of Lawrence, derived by back-formation from Larkin.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Park, Mark, Bark, Clark, Lank, Dark, Hark, Sark, Clare, Wark

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Lark Family Origin

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Lark Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Annuitant

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    3%

In 1881, the most common Lark occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Lark's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Lark family was Coal Miner. Agricultural Labourer, Annuitant and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lark.

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Lark Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, Lark life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Lark in 1957 was 71, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lark

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