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Larkins in France

 During the early Middle Ages, many Irish religious went abroad to preach and found monasteries. Saint Brieuc founded the city that bears his name in Brittany. During the Counter-Reformation, Irish religious and political links with Europe became stronger. Leuven in Belgium grew into an important centre of learning for Irish priests. The Flight of the Earls, in 1607, led much of the Gaelic nobility to flee the country, and after the wars of the 17th century many others fled to Spain, France, Austria, and other Catholic lands. The lords and their retainers and supporters joined the armies of these countries, and were known as the Wild Geese. They included Michael Larkan of Portumna, Galway - aged 48; who enlisted in 1716; 1.71 meters tall, grey hair, blonde wig; Francis Nugent's Troop (Formerly Coghlan's) in 1722. In the 1729 review, he was shown as having enlisted on 23 June 1716, and to be in Francis Nugent's troop and still wearing his blond wig.  Also included was Denis Lorcan; aged 74 and a native of Kelleny Co. Galway; a lieutenant in DuChala's Troop of the Condé cavalry regiment, where he served 36 years in that capacity; and previously 7 years as cornette in Sully; 2 years in the Gendarmes Anglois, and 10 years as ensign in d'Albret's infantry regiment. That's a total of 53 years of remarkable active service. Eventually, his great infirmities made him unfit for service. He had married at Sens, and he died on 21st November 1735.

Some of the lords and their descendants rose to high ranks in their adoptive countries, such as the French royalist Patrice de MacMahon, who became president of France. The French Cognac brandy maker, James Hennessy and Co., is named for an Irishman. During the 20th century, certain Irish intellectuals made their homes in continental Europe, particularly James Joyce, and later Samuel Beckett (who became a courier for the French Resistance).


 

          France

LARKIN
nés en France
1966 - 1990

LARKIN
nés en France
1941 - 1965

LARKIN
nés en France
1916 - 1940

LARKIN
nés en France
1891 - 1915

Seine Maritime

3

Seine Maritime

8

Seine Maritime

3

 

 

Haute Garonne

2

Loiret

2

Nord

1

Nord

4

 

 

Charente

1

Pyrénées Atlantiques

1

 

 

 

 

Paris

1

Paris

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Var

1

 

 

LARKAN
nés en France
1966 - 1990

LARKAN
nés en France
1941 - 1965

LARKAN
nés en France
1916 - 1940

LARKAN
nés en France
1891 - 1915

Réunion

19

Réunion

34

Réunion

19

Réunion

4

Loire Atlantique

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charente

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Essonne

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-LARKINS
nés en France
1941 - 1965

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eure et Loir

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gironde

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indre et loire

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

LARKIN : Ce nom apparaît dans les actes des départements suivants 

Les Naturalisations entre 1900 et 1950

 

LARKIN figurant dans: Répertoire de la Légion d'Honneur:

 

Les passeports

(1793-1858)

 

Les LARKIN
figurent dans 1 commune(s)
du département de DORDOGNE (24)

 

1. LARKIN      

(No 0722452)
née Andries
1921 - RÉINTÉGRATION

2. LARKIN      (No 0722454)
Charles
1921 - NATURALISATION
 

LARKIN     

 (No 0153645)
William-P.
1920 - Annuaire officiel de la Légion d'Honneur de tous les membres au 1er janvier 1932

 

LARKIN      (No 0018371)
MICHAEL
1833 –

 

 

 

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