Larkin Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Larkin Family History

If you are conducting some Larkin family history research then you can view the Larkin coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Larkin surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Larkin In Ireland is derived from a number of widely distributed native Gaelic O'Lorcain Septs. The name is taken from a word meaining 'fierce'. The main Septs were based in Counties Galway, Monaghan, Tipperary and Wexford and it is in theses Counties that the majority of descendants can still be found.

A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Larkin Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Crosses Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades
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