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Clark Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a scribe or secretary, originally a member of a minor religious order who undertook such duties. The word clerc denoted a member of a religious order, from Old English cler(e)c ‘priest’, reinforced by Old French clerc. Both are from Late Latin clericus, from Greek klerikos, a derivative of kleros ‘inheritance’, ‘legacy’, with reference to the priestly tribe of Levites (see Levy) ‘whose inheritance was the Lord’. In medieval Christian Europe, clergy in minor orders were permitted to marry and so found families; thus the surname could become established. In the Middle Ages it was virtually only members of religious orders who learned to read and write, so that the term clerk came to denote any literate man.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Clare, Clack, Lark, Clary, Plank, Flack, Clerk, Chard, Coard, Slack

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Clark Family Origin

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Clark Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Clark family was Coal Miner. The most common Clark occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Clark's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clark.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

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Clark Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Clark. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clark census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Clark. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Clark. For the veterans among your Clark ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Clark Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Clark life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Clark in 1940 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

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