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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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Clark
1745–1810
Abigail Ellis
1751–1817
Olive Clark
1771–1776
Thankful Clark
1773–1777
Nabby Clark
1775–1817
Mary Clark
1777–1821
Olive Clark
1779–1779
Oliver A. Clark
1781–1866
Ebenezar Clark
1784–
Sibbel Clark
1787–
Olive Clark
1791–1811
Seth Clark
1797–1817

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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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