John Clark

about 1824–21 March 1856 (Age 32)
Lezayre, Isle of Man

The Life of John

When John Clark was born about 1824, in Lezayre, Isle of Man, his father, Peter John Clark, was 46 and his mother, Mary Crellin, was 47. He died on 21 March 1856, at the age of 32.

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Peter John Clark
Mary Crellin
John Clark
John Clark
William Clark
Jane Clark
Elizabeth Clark
Catherine Clark
Margaret Clark
Susan Anna Clark
Maria Elizabeth Clark
Maurice Clark

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Age 1

Potato riots caused by imposition of tithes.

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.

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