Clarke


Clarke
Clarke
Family name
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A scribe or clerk, the occupation from which the name derives
Meaning Clerk, scribe, secretary
Region of origin England
Related names Clark, Clerk
Footnotes: Frequency Comparisons[1]

Clarke is a common surname, being the 20th most common surname in England as of 2008. Clarke is an English surname and is a variant of Clark, Clerk or Clerke; the word deriving from the Old English word 'clerc' for a cleric or scribe. It is from a medieval occupational name for a scribe or secretary. Clarke is an uncommon given name. People with the name Clarke include:

For a more extensive list see Clarke (name)

Other

See also

  • Clark
  • Clarke County (disambiguation)
  • Clarkesville
  • Clarksville (disambiguation)

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