Lark

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Lark

  1. A surname, from lark as a byname or for a catcher and seller of larks.
  2. A patronymic surname shortened from Larkin, a medieval diminutive of Laurence.
  3. A male given name occasionally transferred from the surnames.
  4. A female given name from the lark bird.
    • 1989 Faith Sullivan, The Cape Ann, Penguin 1989, ISBN 0140119795, page 2
      Mama had chosen the name Lark. Lark Browning Erhardt. Papa had wanted to call me Beverly Mary; Mary after the Blessed Virgin. Mama said she wouldn't hang a name like Beverly Mary on a pet skunk. Where she got the idea for Lark, I don't know, though one time when I asked, she said that larks flew high and had a happy song.

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