Clark
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Surname CLARK
SOURCE: Occupation
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: KLAHRK   [key]
Meaning & History
Means "cleric" or "scribe", from Old English clerec meaning "priest", ultimately from Latin clericus. A famous bearer was William Clark (1770-1838), an explorer of the west of North America.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Clarke, Clarkson
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: De Klerk, Klerk, Klerken, Klerks, Klerkse, Klerkx, Klerx (Dutch), Cleary, Clery, Mac Cléirich, MacClery, McCleary, Ó Cléirigh, O'Clery (Irish)