Clarke (name)

Clarke (name)

Family name
name =Clarke

pronunciation =
meaning ="clerk"
region = Ireland
origin =
related names =Clark
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Clarke is an Irish surname from County Galway that spread to County Donegal and County Dublin. The name is derived from the Irish Gaelic sept "O'Cleirigh", meaning "clerk". There are variants, including Clark. Clarke is an uncommon given name. People with the name Clarke include: [cite web |url= |title=Clarke coat of arms, family crest and family history | |accessdate=2007-12-30]


* A. E. Clarke, Victorian architect
* Alan Clarke (1935-1990), British TV and film director
* Allan Clarke (footballer) (born 1946), English
* Alexander R. Clarke, British geodesist
* Sir Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008), author ("2001: A Space Odyssey"); inventor of geostationary communication satellites and the space elevator; wrote Clarke's three laws.
* Austin Clarke (poet) (1896-1974), Irish
* Sir Basil Clarke (1879–1947), public relations, diplomat, newspaper war correspondent
* Bob Clarke, Cartoonist
* Bobbie Clarke, rock drummer
* Bobby Clarke, retired National Hockey League player
* Carter Clarke (born c. 1928), American Brigadier General; founder of Gemesis Corporation
* Charles Clarke (born 1950), British politician, Home Secretary
* Professor Sir Cyril Clarke (1907–2000), English physician and medical researcher
* Chris Clarke (boxer), Canadian
* Don Clarke (1933-2002), New Zealand Rugby Union player
* Donald Clarke (writer), American
* Donald C. Clarke, American law professor
* Edith Clarke (1883-1959), American electrical engineer and professor
* Edmund M. Clarke, computer scientist
* Ellis Clarke, Lawyer, Diplomat, Governor General, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
* Francis Clarke (1856-1927), Australian politician
* Frank Wigglesworth Clarke, geochemist
* George Johnson Clarke (1857–1917), Premier of New Brunswick
* George A.N. Clarke, Northern Ireland student
* Gillian Clarke, a Welsh poet
* Harry Clarke (1889–1931), Irish Stained glass artist and illustrator
* Hyde Clarke (1815 – 1895), English engineer, philologist and author
* Jacob Augustus Lockhart Clarke, British neurologist
* James Clarke (composer), British composer
* Jeremiah Clarke (1674–1707), British composer
* Jeremy Clarke, British-born poet
* John Clarke (dean of Salisbury) (1682–1757), English philosopher, mathematician, and translator; younger brother of Samuel Clarke
* John Cooper Clarke (born 1949), British performance poet
* John Henry Clarke (1853–1931), English homeopath
* Kenneth Clarke (born 1940), British politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer
* Marcus Clarke (1846–1881), Australian novelist ("For the Term of his Natural Life")
* Maura Clarke (1931–1980), American nun, martyr, killed in El Salvador
* Michael Clarke (born 1981), Australian Test Cricketer
* Rebecca Helferich Clarke (1886–1979), English chamber string music composer
* Rebecca Sophia Clarke (1833–1906), American author of children's fiction
* Richard A. Clarke (born 1951), American expert in counter-terrorism
* Sir Richard W. B. Clarke, UK civil servant
* Richard Clarke (navigator), English privateer and navigator who made early voyages to Newfoundland
* Richard Clarke (frontiersman) (1845–1930), English frontiersman and scout in the United States; inspiration for character "Deadwood Dick".
* Richard Clarke (sailor), Canadian who competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics.
* Richard Clarke (vicar), (died 1634), English preacher
* Rozlyne Clarke, dance music singer
* Samuel Clarke (1675–1729), English philosopher
* Sidney Clarke (1831–1909), American politician
* Stanley Clarke (born 1951), American double bass and bass guitar musician
* Stephen Clarke (journalist and novelist) (born 1958), British
* Stephen Clarke (swimmer) (born 1973), UK-born, competed for Canada
* Steve Clarke (born 1963), Scottish footballer, assistant manager
* Susanna Clarke (born 1959), British novelist ("Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell")
* Tom Clarke (Irish republican) (1857-1916), executed for his part in the 1916 Rising
* Vince Clarke (born 1960), British musician with the band Erasure
* Wayne Clarke (broadcaster) (born 1961), British Christian minister


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