When Isaac W. Clark was born on 30 October 1864, in Black Hawk Township, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States, his father, Andrew Jackson Clark, was 30 and his mother, Rosanna Hun Taylor, was 33. He married Ellen Catherine Lauer on 25 September 1889, in Cherokee, Cherokee, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Willow Township, Cherokee, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Cherokee, Cherokee, Iowa, United States for about 5 years. He died on 7 January 1934, in Quimby, Cherokee, Iowa, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Grandview Cemetery, Quimby, Cherokee, Iowa, United States.
English: from Middle English clerk, clark ‘clerk, cleric, writer’ (Old French clerc; see Clerc ). The original sense was ‘man in a religious order, cleric, clergyman’. As all writing and secretarial work in medieval Christian Europe was normally done by members of the clergy, the term clerk came to mean ‘scholar, secretary, recorder, or penman’ as well as ‘cleric’. As a surname, it was particularly common for one who had taken only minor holy orders. In medieval Christian Europe, clergy in minor orders were permitted to marry and so found families; thus the surname could become established.
Irish (Westmeath, Mayo): in Ireland the English surname was frequently adopted, partly by translation for Ó Cléirigh; see Cleary .
Americanized form of Dutch De Klerk or Flemish De Clerck or of variants of these names, and possibly also of French Clerc . Compare Clerk 2 and De Clark .
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