Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Surname Dictionary

Arkins rare: Dublin, Clare, Galway. Ir. Ó h-Orcáin. MacLysacht considers it separate from Harkins in Ulster.
Harkin numerous: Derry-Donegal & Ulster generally; also Midlands. Ir. Ó h-Earcáin, earc, red. They were erenaghs in Inishowen (Donegal). A similar English name exists.MIF.
Ó h-Earcáin Harkin: líonmhar: Doire & Tír Chonaill. Brí: earc = ainmhí nó, b'fhéidir, abhac.


  • Arkins in 1659.
  • Arkins births mapped 1864-1913
  • Arkins 1901 census map
  • Arkins 1911 census map
  • Arkins Roman Catholic baptisms

Parishes where Arkins and a second surname are found together


Variants in Griffith's
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Non-Griffith's Variants

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