Rebecah Clark

12 October 1754–
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Rebecah

When Rebecah Clark was born on 12 October 1754, in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Uriah Clark, was 33 and her mother, Ruth Hastings, was 33.

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Family Time Line

Uriah Clark
1721–1766
Ruth Hastings
1721–
Mary Clark
1744–
Uriah Clark
1746–1747
Ruth Clark
1748–
Richard
1750–1750
Thomas Clark
1750–
Uriah Clark
1752–
Rebecah Clark
1754–
David Clark
1758–

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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 klērikos, a derivative of klēros ‘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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Levy
Calarco
Clarke
Clarkin
Clarkson
Cleary
Clerc
Clerico
Clerk
De Clercq
Leclerc

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  • Rebecah Clark, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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