Rhoda Clark

21 May 1849–10 November 1851 (Age 2)
Wimpole, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Rhoda

When Rhoda Clark was born on 21 May 1849, in Wimpole, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Samuel Clark, was 34 and her mother, Sarah Watts, was 32. She died on 10 November 1851, at the age of 2.

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Samuel Clark
Sarah Watts
Charles Alfred Clark
David Clarke
Isaac Clark
Isaac Clark
Susan Clark
Rhoda Clark
Naomi Clark
Naomi Ann Clark
Mary Clark

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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.

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  • Rhoda Clarke in household of Samuel Clarke, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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