Clack History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Clack family

The surname Clack was first found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Clack family

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Clack Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Clack, Clague, Clacke and others.

Early Notables of the Clack family (pre 1700)

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Clack Ranking

In the United States, the name Clack is the 8,758th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Clack migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Clack Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Rich Clack, who landed in Virginia in 1663 [2]
  • Mr. Clack, who landed in Maryland in 1695 [2]
Clack Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Clack, who arrived in Virginia in 1723 [2]
  • Abraham Clack, who settled in Maryland in 1774
Clack Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Pat Clack, aged 20, who landed in America in 1822 [2]
  • Agnes Clack, who, along with her husband John and brother arrived in New York in 1823
  • Mr. G. Clack, (b. 1805), aged 36, Cornish settler departing from Falmouth aboard the ship "Cornwall" arriving in the United States on 3 June 1841 [3]
  • Mrs. A. Clack, (b. 1803), aged 38, Cornish settler departing from Falmouth aboard the ship "Cornwall" arriving in the United States on 3 June 1841 [3]
  • Miss A. Clack, (b. 1837), aged 4, Cornish settler departing from Falmouth aboard the ship "Cornwall" arriving in the United States on 3 June 1841 [3]

Canada Clack migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Clack Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Richard Clack, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Richard, Clack Jr., who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

Australia Clack migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Clack Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Elizabeth Clack, English convict who was convicted in Devon, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Elizabeth" on 20th June 1836, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [4]
  • Noah Clack, aged 22, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Melbourne"

Contemporary Notables of the name Clack (post 1700) +

  • Zoanne Clack (b. 1968), American television producer, writer, story editor, actress, and medical doctor/consultant
  • Brenda Clack (b. 1945), American politician from the state of Michigan
  • Jennifer Alice Clack FRS, English paleontologist elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2009 [5]
  • Boyd Clack (b. 1951), Welsh writer, actor, and musician


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to New York 1820 - 1891 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_new_york_1820_1891.pdf
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 11th March 2022). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/elizabeth
  5. ^ Jennifer Clack. (Retrieved 2011, June 16) Jennifer Clack. Retrieved from http://www.theclacks.org.uk/jac/


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