Clerk Family History

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Clerk Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Clark. In some cases this may be an Americanized spelling of French Clerc or of the Dutch cognate Clerck, or of variants of these names.

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

Similar surnames: Cleek, Clark, Clerc, Clear, Cler, Check, Leak, Clee, Click, Ulery

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Clerk Family Origin

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Clerk Family Occupations

What did your Clerk ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Clerk. 3% of Clerk men worked as a General Labourer and 47% of Clerk women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Clerk were Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Old Age Pensioner
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid Domestic

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Clerk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Clerk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clerk 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Clerk. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Clerk. For the veterans among your Clerk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Clerk Life Expectancy

What is the average Clerk lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Clerk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Clerk in 1944 was 35, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Clerk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Clerk ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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