Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from a medieval personal name, a pet form of
Lawrence, formed with the addition of the Middle English suffix
-kin (of Low German origin).
- Irish: reduced Anglicized form
of Gaelic Ó Lorcáin ‘descendant of Lorcán’, a
personal name from a diminutive of lorc ‘fierce’, ‘cruel’,
which was sometimes used as an equivalent to Lawrence.
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