Susannah Clark

Brief Life History of Susannah

When Susannah Clark was born in 1658, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, James Clarke, was 56 and her mother, Sarah Harvey, was 50. She died on 14 January 1693, in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 35.

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James Clarke
Sarah Harvey
Mercy Anne Clerke
James Clark II
Anne Clarke
William Clarke
Samuel Clark
Mary Clark
Anna Clarke
Ebenezer Benjamin Clark
Susannah Clark

Sources (2)

  • James Clark & Harvey in Family Group Records Collection, Archives Section, 1942-1969;
  • James Clarke in "The ancestry of Lorenzo Ackley & his wife Emma Arabella Bosworth"

World Events (2)


New Haven County was created on 10 May 1666, and was named for an English port town called Newhaven, London, England


created the town on October 10, 1667.

Name Meaning

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 .

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

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