Clark

12 August 1649–12 August 1649
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Clark

When Clark was born on 12 August 1649, in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, FARMER George Clark, was 32 and her mother, Sarah Widmore, was 25. She died on 12 August 1649, in her hometown, at the age of 0, and was buried in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

FARMER George Clark
1616–1690
Sarah Widmore
1624–1689
Hannah Clark
1640–1711
Mary Clark
1651–1714
John Clark
1652–1691
Ruth Clark
1642–1709
Sarah Clark
1644–1715
Rebecca Clark
1646–1693
Esther Clark
1647–1661
Clark
1649–1649
Abigail Clark
1653–1727
Elisabeth Clark
1655–

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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.

Possible Related Names

Clarke
Clerk
Clerkin
Calarco
Clerc
Clarkson

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  • Deacon George Clark(e) of Milford, Connecticut, and Some of His Descendants

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