When Elizabeth Delina Clark was born on 15 March 1813, in Vienna, Trumbull, Ohio, United States, her father, John Clark, was 46 and her mother, Lois Clark, was 44. She married Ransom Lucien Deming on 17 March 1857, in Trumbull, Ohio, United States. She died on 23 June 1867, in her hometown, at the age of 54, and was buried in Vienna Center Cemetery, Vienna, Trumbull, Ohio, 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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