Olive Clark

17 December 1779–17 December 1779
Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Olive

When Olive Clark was born on 17 December 1779, in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Ebenezer Clark, was 34 and her mother, Abigail Ellis, was 28. She died on 17 December 1779, in her hometown, at the age of 0, and was buried in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Ebenezer Clark
Abigail Ellis
Olive Clark
Thankful Clark
Nabby Clark
Mary Clark
Olive Clark
Oliver A. Clark
Ebenezar Clark
Sibbel Clark
Olive Clark
Seth 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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  • Olive Clark, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Olive Clark, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Olive Clark, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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