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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Lurk

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Lurk
  1. To lie hidden; to lie in wait."Like wild beasts, lurking in loathsome den." [Spenser.]"Let us . . . lurk privily for the innocent." [Prov. i. 11.]
  2. To keep out of sight."The defendant lurks and wanders about in Berks." [Blackstone.]

Etymology: OE. lurken lorken, prob. a dim. from the source of E. lower to frown. See Lower, and cf. Lurch, a sudden roll, Lurch to lurk

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Wait in hiding to attack
  2. Be about
  3. Lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner

From Middle English lurken, from Old Norse lurka (“to sneak away, go slowly”).

  1. The act of lurking.

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Popularity of Lurk as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lurk U.S.
  White 71.09% 64.26%
  African American 28.13% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lurk

People with the last name Lurk are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Lurk

  • How Popular is the name Lurk? As a last name Lurk was the 132,206th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Lurk first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Lurk is Sunday, April 9th, 1893.
  • How unique is the name Lurk? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Lurk. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Lurk: Your name in reverse order is Krul. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ulrk. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lurk? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 128 people with the last name Lurk.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lurk? Lurk is one of the most unique last names recorded.

What Lurks Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Lurk born Nov 8, 1970

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Africa approximately on 1175. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.